2013 NFL Draft Grades: Tennessee Titans
April 29, 2013 in Draft Grades
Tennessee Titans Draft Grade:
Round 1, #10 – Guard Chance Warmack, Alabama – Grade: A+
-Warmack is a tremendous pick for the Titans. He was arguably the 2nd best player in the entire draft and the Titans landed him at 10th overall. He fills a big need for them, and should make an immediate impact. He should drastically help Chris Johnson improve next season, and will boost the pass protection as well.
Round 2, #34 – WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee – Grade: B-
-Hunter is a bit of a reach, and the Titans felt the need to trade up for him which I didn't like. Hunter has a lot of potential, but he's also probably going to need 2-3 years before he shows much of it. He dropped a ton of passes last year, and doesn't utilize his size and speed as much as he should.
Round 3, #70 – CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, UConn – Grade: C+
-Wreh-Wilson came into the year with a good bit of hype, but his play was streaky and he didn't really distinguish himself. Despite his size he doesn't always seem to play physical. I think this is about a round too high for him and he will be scheme limited.
Round 3, #97 – OLB Zaviar Gooden, Missouri – Grade: B
-Gooden is an active linebacker who always seems to make some big plays and is around the football. He's got really nice range and should develop into a nice coverage linebacker, that has some blitzing ability.
Round 4, #107 – C Brian Schwenke, California – Grade: B+
-Schwenke was the number 3 center in this class and after a really strong Senior Bowl looks ready to contribute early. The Titans might not need him right away, but he offers valuable interior line depth, as well as good starting potential down the line.
Round 5, #142 -DE Lavar Edwards, LSU – Grade: B
-Edwards is a solid defensive end prospect who got overshadowed at LSU. He's a solid pass rusher and holds up well against the run. He has intriguing developmental potential and helps fill a need for Tennessee.
Round 6, #202 – CB Khalid Wooten, Nevada – Grade: B-
-Corner depth was a concern for the Titans last year, and Wooten was considered to go in around that area. He should also contribute on special teams.
Round 7, #248 – S Damimion Stafford, Nebraska – Grade: C
-Safety depth was a concern for the Titans, but there were better names out there.
-The Titans had one of the best overall picks in the entire draft in the first round when they picked G Chance Warmack. He's a perfect fit for their offense and should offer a big boost to their overall production. After that the Titans had some solid picks, and found some nice mid-late round value, but really only hit big on one more pick, C Brian Schwenke. Boosting the Titans line is likely going to be the lasting impression from this draft class, particularly if Hunter is slow to develop.