NFL Draft: The Tennessee Titans’ First Round Quandary: CB or DE?

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Of course, this article is based on the Titans' having viable and similar prospects at CB and DE available at No. 16.
If Joe Haden's disappointing combine showing causes him to drop to Tennessee , the Titans should go with the best player available. With Haden, they can build their defense around having a pair of perennial Pro Bowl caliber shutdown cover CBs for the next 7-8 years. Haden's so-called lack of speed would not be an issue in Nashville, because the other CB, Cortland Finnegan, would be able to cover the fastest WRs.
Haden's cover skills, tackling ability, and physical style would shut down the other threats. If the Titans have a chance to build a defense two highly talented CBs, then their draft selection should be a no-brainer.
Similarly, if there are no DEs available at No. 16 that the Titans are targeting, then the they should take a supplementary CB. Kyle Wilson, Patrick Robinson, or Devin McCourty have all emerged as suitable candidates.
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