There are three players I’m particularly interested in – DE Da’Quan Bowers, DT Stephen Paea and DT Marvin Austin – but more about them later. First, a look at all the top remaining undrafted players.
Six players from Walter’s Big Board, a consensus of the top 36 players, remain undrafted. We’ll look at them first, after the jump.
8. Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson: 9.7 (Last Week: 8)
High: 6 (Multi); Low: 17 (Bunting)
28. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame: 27.9 (Last Week: 28)
High: 12 (Bunting); Low: Unranked (Multi)
29. Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA: 28.1 (Last Week: 27)
High: 19 (Bunting); Low: Unranked (Multi)
30. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami: 28.7 (Last Week: 30)
High: 16 (Bunting); Low: Unranked (Multi)
35. Justin Houston, DE, Georgia: 31.4 (Last Week: Unranked)
High: 22 (Pauline); Low: Unranked (Multi)
36. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina: 31.7 (Last Week: Unranked)
High: 24 (Mayock); Low: Unranked (Multi)
Optimum Scouting has reseeded their big board and this is their top 10.
1 . Da’Quan Bowers – DE – Clemson
2 . Leonard Hankerson – WR – Miami (FL)
3 . Jabaal Sheard – DE – Pittsburgh
4 . Justin Houston – OLB – Georgia
5 . Marvin Austin – DT – North Carolina
6 . Ben Ijalana – OT – Villanova
7 . Ryan Williams – RB – Virginia Tech
8 . Jerrel Jernigan – WR – Troy
9 . Kenrick Ellis – DT – Hampton
10 . Brandon Harris – CB – Miami (FL)
Some of those guys are not at a position of need or just aren’t fits for the Titans. Houston and Sheard, for example, are better 3-4 guys. Ayers is a 3-4 guy too but would also be a good 4-3 strong side LB. I’m a little surprised he fell out of the first round.
Wouldn’t it be something if Da’Quan Bowers was the pick at #39? A few months ago, he was projected as the #1 overall pick and was still projected as a top ten pick just a day ago. We have to wonder if his knee didn’t check out in physicals, but someone will take a chance on him.
A few other guys to consider are DTs Stephen Paea and Marvin Austin.
If the knee injuries to Bowers and Paea are no longer a concern, and if the character concerns about Austin are satisfactorily answered, I’d be glad to see any of the three in two-tone blue.
One thing is for sure. There will be plenty of talented players available at #39.