There are mock drafts everywhere you turn this time of year, and with those mocks come a variety of potential options for your favorite team. If you don't like the selection in one, simply turn a page and find one you might like.
That's exactly the case when looking at the latest mock draft 3.0 from NFL Network analyst Charles Davis- who is a former Tennessee Vol star, and one of the best, and nicest gentlemen in our business- and released his latest mock draft 3.0 on Wednesday night,
Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is the overwhelming majority pick by draft analysts- TitanRedZone also went with Tunsil three times to this point- to be the number one overall pick for the Titans, but Davis went against that trend in giving the Titans Florida State corner/safety Jalen Ramsey.
Of Ramsey, Davis wrote the following in his reasoning for the selection.
"I know that the smart money is still on OT Laremy Tunsil to go here, but DC Dick LeBeau's ideas and creativity on how to use this talented player might win the day for a secondary screaming for help," wrote Davis.
Ramsey, a Nashville area product who prepped at Brentwood Academy is a favorite choice of many Titans fans because of his incredible athletic ability and a game changer in the secondary. His versatility to play either safety or corner and the ability to play both slot and outside cover corner while also being an excellent tackler with blitz ability make him an almost can't miss prospect.
Tunsil is also another projected can't miss prospect and would be a welcome addition to the Titans offensive line that needs help. It is the debate between Ramsey and Tunsil that will continue until the pick is made on April 23.
For Davis however, it was Tunsil to the Browns at number two following the Titans that also bucked the trends that have Cleveland taking a quarterback.
It is a gamble for the Titans to select Ramsey and pass on a potential generational talent at one of the most important positions on the team, but in Davis' projection, the Titans would appear to win such a gamble.
After Tunsil, fellow tackles Ronnie Stanley, Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker and Germain Ifedi all found their names called in Davis' first round mock,
Former Indiana Hoosiers tackle Jason Spriggs, who has a first round grade in some mock drafts, and second round grades in others was not selected in the first round by Davis. He would be sitting there on the board when the Titans select at number 33 in round two.
Spriggs is not without his detractors and potential issues, but with Taylor Lewan in place, Spriggs would not necessarily be a left tackle candidate. He could step in on the right side to man that position and have the potential same impact on the offensive line.
That scenario would be a win-win for the Titans in getting the absolute best defensive back in the class and a right tackle with first round potential.
That first round potential would still need some coaching, a the knock on Spriggs is that he fails to anchor properly at times and can be taken advantage of by spin moves and bull rushes. However, he showed well at the Senior Bowl and his athletic ability was on full display at the combine.
New Titans offensive line coach Russ Grimm- an NFL Hall of Fame player himself- would become the best friend of Spriggs and in charge of correcting whatever issues might exist should the Titans decide to go this direction.
So Titans fans, enjoy this mock and all the rest, as there are just 34 more days until we get the answer to the question we have been waiting for.
See Davis' full first round mock at the link below.