The top talent in this season's NFL Draft have all gone through their pro days along with some individual workouts and visits to teams, not the teams are embarking on the process of taking all the information they have amassed and trying to place some order to the chaos that is the draft process.
To that end, we here at TitanRedZone have redone, or reworked out latest mock draft to be more in line with our own evaluations of players that could find their way onto the Titans roster before the end of April.
As with every mock draft, there is little in the realm of science and a lot in the realm of speculation and personal preference as to which players fit the positions of biggest need for the Titans while trying to find the best player available in every selection.
As with our other mocks before, we are not projecting trades in this one, and while a trade is more than likely at some point based on the past history of general manager Jon Robinson, we will work under the premise of the current amount of draft picks in the Titans possession.
To that end, our TitanRedZone Mock Draft 5.0.\
1-1) LAREMY TUNSIL- OLE MISS (T)
Yes I know I am a broken record with this pick, and yes, I know most fans prefer Jalen Ramsey. I can't and won't argue with the pick if the Titans do indeed choose Ramsey here, but for me the decision is easy.
The Titans selected Marcus Mariota as their franchise quarterback last season and protecting him, and giving him the tools to take his game to the next level this season has to be priority one for general manager Jon Robinson and company. Tunsil would fit that bill based on our scenario that the Titans don't trade the pick. He and Taylor Lewan would give the Titans young, talented bookend tackles for years to come along with Chance Warmack and free-agent addition Ben Jones would mean that the Titans would only need to solidify their left guard position to have their offensive line set for the future.
All bets are off if they trade down, and of course, depending on where they land.
2-2-33) VON BELL- OHIO STATE (S)
Bell has been a solid second round projection, and could potentially find his name called in round one, meaning the Titans would miss on him, and they are interested in him to be sure. A native of Chattanooga, Bell played his high school football just across the state line in Rossville, Ga. and would be returning home to join the Titans. He is a physical, fast and smart safety that hopefully will be here in the second round.
3-1-63) MAURICE CANADY- VIRGINIA (CB)
Canady is a tall corner (6'1" 193) and showed well at the Senior Bowl and posted a 4.49 40 at the combine along with 16 reps at 225 pounds and a 38" vertical with a 10'4" broad jump. Canady started 33 of 44 games over his time at Virginia, recording 148 tackles (including 6.5 for loss). Along with his size, Canady is a proven playmaker, creating 10 turnovers throughout his career, including five interceptions - one of which he returned 69 yards for a touchdown, Having Jason McCourty, Perrish Cox, Brice McCain and Antwon Blake on the roster would allow Canady to step in and contribute on special teams while learning without the pressure of being the man right away.
4-15-113) HASSAN RIDGEWAY- TEXAS (DT)
The Titans need at least one defensive tackle in this class and Ridgeway provides size ( 6'3" 303), and superior athletic ability, though he did not always show it for the Longhorns. When watching tape of Ridgeway, he consistently beat both single and double team blocking, though he sometimes struggled to chase down plays from the backside. He is a run stuffing nightmare that would disrupt blocking schemes and allow other players to make plays. He would fit nicely with both Al Woods and Angelo Blackson in the middle, and can slide out and play end in certain situations.
5-1-140) DENVER KIRKLAND- ARKANSAS (G)
Massive is the best word to describe Kirkland (6' 4" 335), who could step in and fill the need at left guard with a power, run blocking presence that would help the Titans run the football. Something that head coach Mike Mularkey wants to do with DeMarco Murray. Of course Jeremiah Poutasi and Quinton Spain along with possibly Byron Bell are also in the mix, but given what the Titans have dealt with because of injuries to the offensive line in the last two season, this seems like a good fit to add more depth up front.
6-2-177) ELANDON ROBETS- HOUSTON (ILB)
Roberts is a guy who has climbed from a potential UDFA into the later rounds with his production on the field. At 6-foot, 235-pound Roberts led FBS last season with 88 solo tackles and added another 54 assisted stops for a total of 142 tackles. He also notched 19 tackles for loss, six sacks and one interception. A non-combine player, Roberts posted impressive numbers at his pro day workout with 4.6 40- yard dash, 36" vertical, 10' broad jump, 4.26 short-shuttle, 7.23 3 cone drill and 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench. He also has a chip on his shoulder because he was snubbed by the combine and has said publicly that he feels he is the best inside linebacker in this class. He reminds me of current Titans linebacker Avery Williamson when watching tape.
6-18-193) MIKE THOMAS- SOUTHERN MISS (WR)
Thomas has good size (6'1 200) with superb athletic ability who produced 1391 yards and 14 touchdowns on 71 receptions for a 19.6 yard average last season. His ability to high point the football in the air and win in the red-zone would add a nice element to the current Titans roster group that is already full. The potential best part of adding Thomas here is that if he does not make the active roster, he would be a fit for the practice squad much like Tre McBride a season ago.
7-1-222) TERRANCE SMITH- FLORIDA STATE (OLB)
Smith is an athletic, rangy linebacker who was very productive in his first two seasons as a starter, but a recurring ankle injury slowed him down in 2015. Still he managed 66 tackles, good for fourth on the team even with the nagging injury. At 6'3" 235 pounds, Smith ran a 4.77 in the 40, and his athletic ability should allow for him to contribute on special teams early while learning and potentially stepping into an increased role in the future.
There you have it, our mock draft 4.0, where we changed several picks from our last mock, though three players did remain the same. Still we feel like it is a solid class that fills each and every need and gives the Titans some talented players to add to the roster.