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The Tennessee Titans select Alphonso Smith in MVN Outsider’s mock draft

Total Titans has been asked to make Tennessee’s first-round selection in MVN Outsider‘s mock draft.
Drexel and I are in agreement on Wake Forest CB Alphonso Smith. The choice of a cornerback shouldn’t surprise any of you, since we’ve both written a lot about the need for a corner early in the draft.
Cornerbacks Malcolm Jenkins, Vontae Davis and Sean Smith were already selected in the mock and were no longer on the board.
D.J. Moore and Darius Butler also received our consideration, as did Jairus Byrd.

For those of you who would like to see the Titans go with a receiver in the first round, it was a no-can-do situation for us in this mock draft. Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Maclin, Hakeem Nicks, Darius Heyward-Bey and Percy Harvin were all claimed by writers for other teams and were no longer available.
If you’re wondering why MVN Outsider doesn’t reflect all of that info, it’s because the picks are being made first with articles to follow. Either Drexel or I will write something for Outsider about our selection next week.
Here’s the list we were furnished:

1. Detroit (0-16) – Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest.
2. St. Louis  (2-14) – Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
3. Kansas City (2-14) — Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
4. Seattle (4-12) – Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
5. Cleveland (4-12) – Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
6. Cincinnati (4-11-1) – Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
7. Oakland (5-11) – B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
8. Jacksonville (5-11) Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
9. Green Bay (6-10) — Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
10. San Francisco (7-9) – Everette Brown, DE, FSU
11. Buffalo (7-9) – Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
12. Denver (8-8) – Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
13. Redskins (8-8) – Brian Cushing, OLB, So Cal.
14. New Orleans (8-8) — Clay Matthews, OLB, USC
15. Houston (8-8) — Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia
16. San Diego (8-8) – Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
17. New York Jets (9-7) – Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
18. Chicago Bears (9-7) – Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
19. Tampa Bay (9-7) – Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
20. Detroit (0-16) – Eben Britton, OT, Arizona
21. Philadelphia (9-7) – Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
22. Minnesota (10-6) – Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
23. New England (11-5) — James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State
24. Atlanta (11-5) – Sean Smith, CB, Utah
25. Miami (11-5) — Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
26. Baltimore (11-5) — Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
27. Indianapolis (12-4) – Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
28. Philadelphia (9-7) — Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
29. New York Giants (12-4) — Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

In Drexel’s most recent article about corners, he looked at some of the players the Titans might potentially draft in the first round. I’ll probably expand on that a little in a few days by looking at the other cornerbacks the Titans might consider in later rounds. Tennessee usually carries around ten defensive backs on the roster, with about five or six of them being cornerbacks. They only have three now, so it won’t surprise me at all if they select several of them in this year’s draft.

While Drexel and I both believe that cornerbacks will be important for the Titans in this year’s draft, rest assured we won’t go overboard in writing about them and we intend to cover all the positions we feel the Titans might consider in the draft. As always, we value your feedback, so if there’s anything in particular you’d like to read about please let us know. Your comments, suggestions, etc. will continue to be appreciated.