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Tennessee Titans select DE Lavar Edwards in 5th round

With their fifth-round pick, 142nd overall, in the 2013 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans selected defensive end Lavar Edwards from LSU.

Edwards is the third LSU defensive end to be selected in this year's draft, after Barkevious Mingo went in the first round to the Browns and Sam Montgomery went in the third round to the Texans. In my seven-round mock, I had Montgomery going here. Edwards has better size even than Montgomery, standing 6'4" and weighing 277 pounds. At LSU, he played both left defensive end and right defensive end, plus some defensive tackle in sub package situations. With his size and excellent (35 1/2") arm length, he probably projects for the Titans as a tweener defensive end, While he had 12.5 sacks in college, he's considered more of a developmental pass rusher. Still, even a rotational defensive end with upside isn't a bad player to find in the fifth round.