AFC South Mock Draft

Since the all-important NFL draft is just days away, our team of AFC South experts has decided to put together an AFC South Mock Draft. This is no regular mock draft, as we have put our heads together and tracked the team visits, interviews, and other interest from each of the AFC South competitors. Find out how each of the four teams in the division will try and fill their needs next weekend.

First Round:

Jacksonville, pick #8- B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College- Raji can make an immediate impact, just as Marcus Stroud and John Henderson did when they were selected in 2001 and 2002.

Other options: Mark Sanchez (shouldn't be available), Rey Maualuga

Houston, pick #15- Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State- Jenkins will allow the team some leverage in contract negotiations with Dunta Robinson, and he can help a Texans secondary which was very poor a year ago.

Other options: Brian Cushing, Tyson Jackson

Indianapolis, pick #27- Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut- The NFL is turning into a two-back league, and Brown along side of Joseph Addai will take significant pressure off the Colts passing game.

Other options: Percy Harvin, Ziggy Hood

Tennessee, pick #30:
Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee- With Jevon Kearse growing older, the Titans look to supplement their fantastic pass rush.

Other options: Kenny Britt, Josh Freeman


Second Round:

Jacksonville, pick #39: Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan- Delmas would start immediately in a Jaguars secondary which gave up several big plays a year ago.

Other options: Alphonso Smith, LeShawn McCoy

Houston, pick #46: Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech- Houston is serious about fixing their pass rush problems, and Johnson could make an immediate impact rotating in on passing downs.

Other options: Patrick Chung, Clay Matthews

Indianapolis, pick #61:
Ron Brace, DT, Boston College- The Colts need more beef in the middle and that's exactly what Brace will provide.

Other options: Rashad Jennings, Fili Moala

Tennessee, pick #62: Max Unger, C, Oregon- Although Kevin Mawae is a Pro Bowl caliber center, how much longer will that be the case?

Other options: William Moore, D.J. Moore


Third round:

Jacksonville, pick #72: Jarrett Dillard, WR, Rice- Not many teams have a greater need at wide receiver than Jacksonville. Dillard can be a contributor right away.

Other options: Shawn Nelson, Joe Burnett

Houston, pick #77: Andre Brown, RB, N.C. State- Brown will a perfect size and speed compliment to home-run threat Steve Slaton.

Other options: James Laurenitis, Gerald McGrath

Indianapolis, pick #92: Chip Vaughn, SS, Wake Forest- No opposing wide receiver will ever want to go over the middle with a safety tandem of Bob Sanders and Chip Vaughn.

Other options: Shonn Greene, Zack Follett

Tennessee, pick #94: Darry Beckwith, LB, LSU- If there is a weak spot on the fantastic Titans defense, it could be at linebacker. Beckwith will add depth to the position and could immediately compete for a starting job.

Other options: Sen'Derrick Marks, Jason Williams


Fourth round:

Jacksonville, pick #107: Patrick Turner, WR, USC- If the Jaguars draft enough receivers, perhaps one of them will work out?

Other options: Roy Miller, Russell Allen

Houston, pick #112: Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma- Houston has been shopping for a mid-round deep threat and Iglesias could be that guy.

Other options: Mike Hamlin, Mohammed Massaquoi

Houston, pick #122: Mike Hamlin, S, Clemson- Houston needs more talent in the secondary, and Hamlin will be able to compete for immediate playing time.

Other options: Travis Beckum, Andy Levitre

Indianapolis, pick #127: Mitch King, DT, Iowa- The Colts have had some success with second-day defensive linemen.

Other options: Asher Allen, Kory Sheets

Tennessee, pick #130:
Ricky Jean-Francois, DT, LSU- This talented prospect has slipped on draft boards of late, but the Titans have never been scared off by character issues.

Other options: Anthony Hill, Nate Davis


Fifth round:

Jacksonville, pick #144: Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M- Jacksonville simply has to pick a quarterback somewhere in this draft, and McGee is a very athletic prospect with a solid arm.

Other options: Phillip Hunt, Mike Thomas

Houston, pick #152: Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State- Washington is a developmental corner who could contribute immediately on special teams.

Other options: Richard Quinn, Coye Francies

Indianapolis, pick #165: Alex Boone, OT, Ohio State- Boone can be a developmental tackle prospect.

Other options: Brandon Tate, Austin Collie

Tennessee, pick #173: Nic Harris, OLB, Oklahoma- Physical tweener who is too slow to play safety.

Other options: Lee Robinson, Vance Walker


Sixth round:

Jacksonville, pick #180: Clinton McDonald, DT, Memphis- Situational run-stuffer who can play the three-technique.

Other options: Devin Moore, Jason Cook

Houston, pick #188: Brian Toal, FB, Boston College- Toal is a solid short-yardage runner, something the Texans struggled with a year ago.

Other options: Zach Miller, Jaimie Thomas

Indianapolis, pick #201: Demetrius Byrd, WR, LSU- The Colts are looking for another option on the outside and late in the sixth round, there's very little risk associated.

Other options: Corey Irvin, Nick Reed

Tennessee, pick #203: Tim Jamison, DE/DT, Michigan- The Titans keep adding talent on the defensive line.

Other options: Deon Butler, Anthony Parker

Tennessee, pick #206: Graham Gano, K/P, FSU- The Lou Groza Award winner will likely punt for the Titans, as they already have a fine kicker in Rod Bironas.

Other options: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Purvis


Seventh round:

Houston, pick #223: Kevin Brock, TE, Rutgers- He could develop into a solid pass catcher.

Other options: Louis Murphy, Robbie Agnone

Jacksonville, pick #232: Don Carey, CB, Norfolk State- More developmental talent at a position of need.

Other options: Sebastian Vollmer, Will Tau'ufo'ou

Indianapolis, pick #236: Jeremy Navarre, DE, Maryland- Potential backup for either Mathis or Freeney. Can be used inside and outside like Raheem Brock.

Other options: John Gill, Andrew Johnson

Tennessee, pick #239: Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State- More depth at a position of strength.

Other options: Jemarca Sanford, Ryan Mouton

Tennessee, pick #242: Ellis Lankster, CB, WVU- Developmental player.

Other options: Tiquan Underwood, Spencer Adkins

Jacksonville, pick #250: T.J. Lang, OG, Eastern Michigan- Jags need more depth on the line.

Other options: Dahna Deleston, Ashlee Palmer

Jacksonville, pick #253: Jason McCourty, CB, Rutgers- More depth, maybe one of the corners will develop?

Other options: Paul Fanaika, Brian Hartline


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