Rd. 1, Pk. 10
Robert Nkemdiche, DE/3-4DE, Ole Miss
The Titans have bigger needs in the secondary, but they're going with the top player available in this scenario. Robert Nkemdiche has some off-the-field and work ethic issues that concern teams, but Tennessee could take a chance on him, given that they used its second-round pick in the previous draft on Dorial Green-Beckham. There's no denying Nkemdiche's talent, and he would combine with Jurrell Casey to create a formidable duo up front.
Rd. 2, Pk. 10
The Titans need to address their woeful secondary early in the 2016 NFL Draft. They need help at both cornerback and safety, so picking the top defensive back available at this juncture makes sense.
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There isn't a good match here in terms of glaring need and value for the Titans, but improving the defense is necessary. Buckner could be an impact five-technique to pair with Jurrell Casey.
In 2015, Buckner has 26 tackles with five for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass batted. The 6-foot-7, 290-pounder has a similar skill set to former teammate Arik Armstead. Buckner recorded 81 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, four sacks and four passes broken up in 2014. He could be in store for a big senior year, but Oregon's scheme doesn't lend itself to big sack totals as evidenced by Armstead and Dion Jordan.
Pick change; previously Jack Conklin, OT
Rd. 2, Pk. 9
The Titans continue to build up their defense. Connor could help Tennessee deal with facing Andrew Luck twice per season.
In the 2015, Conner has 10 tackles. He totaled 69 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, an interception and two passes broken up in 2014. Conner was a tough defender for Ole Miss. The Rebels used him all over the field, including as an in-the-box safety, an outside corner, a slot corner, an outside linebacker and an edge rusher.
The Rebels had a phenomenal 2013 recruiting class and one of their star freshmen was Conner. From Week 1 of his first season on, he was all over the field for Ole Miss and impossible to ignore. Conner (6-0, 217) was a Freshman All-American and SEC All-Freshman. He totaled 66 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one sack, one interception and seven passes broken up for the year. Conner has instincts and should only get better.
A cover corner whose only apparent weakness is that he might be too short, Hargreaves has been a standout cornerback at Florida since his true freshman year in 2013 and just keeps getting better. 2nd overall is a little too high to grab a cornerback in most people’s eyes, but for now this is exactly what the Titans need.
Another Buckeye prospect, Washington finds himself the 7th player from Ohio State taken in the first 33 picks in the draft. Interesting. Washington is a solid interior pass rusher who still needs to refine his abilities defending the run. Still his upside is there and he can make the transition to the 3-4 DE spot, though it might take him most, if not all, of 2016 to get it down completely
With Passing up on Leonard Williams last year with good measure in getting your hope full Franchise Quarterback in Marcus Mariota,Having Nkemidiche joining Jurell Casey and picking up Orakpo in F/A to join Avery Williamson can help make these Defense one of the better ones around Talent Wise