Sticking & Picking Could Expand the Adams Family
Catching posts is an attempt to share our favorite weekly Titans article(s) and/or writer(s)…plus add some of our own thoughts in the process – A discussion of sorts. This week’s posts, 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Daniel Jeremiah Knocks Out Two Needs for the Titans by Terry A. Lambert of Music City Miracles, Jamal Adams, Malik Hooker can’t be discounted as Titans’ draft options by Paul Kuharsky of ESPN and 3 Players The Tennessee Titans Could Take With The No. 5 In The NFL Draft by Brian Rauf of Chat Sports are spotlighted. Give them a read.
Two Needs for the Titans
Agree. Clemson WR Mike Williams would be a nice addition, but no way that happens at #5. That said, I would take LSU SS Jamal Adams over Ohio State FS Malik Hooker – Better player, intangibles, experience & culture match from a guy that would partner perfectly with FS Kevin Byard to provide the Titans with their future duo at safety. For me, one of the top three wide receivers would be the pick at #18 (Corey Davis, Williams & John Ross – In that order) and then focus on CB in the third round. If the Titans slide around the draft, all bets are off.
Don’t Discount the Top Safeties
Ditto – Get an impact player. Adams checks all the boxes for me…assuming he is still available at #5.
Three Options at No. 5
Maybe – The Titans could use another corner, preferably a CB1, but it depends on who else is on the board at #5. Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore is a great talent, but his limited experience and injury history is a tad scary. Pick #5 is too rich for me, but if the Titans have him as the best player available and are unable to trade the selection for more draft capital, he would look amazing in two tone blue.
Yes – If the Titans stick and pick, Adams would be my choice for the Titans. As mentioned previously, he checks all the boxes. Nothing to it, but to do it when a “safe”, high impact players is available in the draft. This kid will make a positive impact…even if/when he isn’t in the line up.
No – Slap a 1 in front of the 5 and the value makes more sense to me. Top 5 is way too high for a WR that may or may not be able to separate in the NFL. Don’t get me wrong – I dig his game and would have no problems rooting for him on Sundays, but selecting him this high is no longer what the Titan front office is about. That said, I originally thought J-Rob gave up too much for Jack Conklin…