The Titans have added the following undrafted free agents, as per tweets from Jim Wyatt.
With their final pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, #248 overall, the Titans selected Nebraska SS Daimion Stafford.
Stafford is a big, physical in the box strong safety, a big hitter who might need some improvement in his coverage skills.
If he makes the roster, it appears that he'll be depth behind Bernard Pollard and George Wilson. Pollard is signed to just a one-year contract and Wilson for two years.
With their sixth round compensatory pick, #202 overall, the Titans selected Nevada CB Khalid Wooten.
With their fifth-round pick, 142nd overall, in the 2013 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans selected defensive end Lavar Edwards from LSU.
Edwards is the third LSU defensive end to be selected in this year's draft, after Barkevious Mingo went in the first round to the Browns and Sam Montgomery went in the third round to the Texans. In my seven-round mock, I had Montgomery going here. Edwards has better size even than Montgomery, standing 6'4" and weighing 277 pounds. At LSU, he played both left defensive end and right defensive end, plus some defensive tackle in sub package situations. With his size and excellent (35 1/2") arm length, he probably projects for the Titans as a tweener defensive end, While he had 12.5 sacks in college, he's considered more of a developmental pass rusher. Still, even a rotational defensive end with upside isn't a bad player to find in the fifth round.no comments
Score one for my seven-round mock, as the Tennessee Titans used their fourth round pick, 107th overall, on the player I predicted/wanted them to take, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke from California.
Schwenke is a center prospect with good size at 6'3", 314 pounds, who also has excellent quickness off the snap. He's probably a more versatile player and better scheme fit for the Titans than Travis Frederick, whom the Cowboys took in the first round. He also has experience playing left guard for the Golden Bears
Per Eric Stoner, the Titans apparently spent about 6 hours working him out before the draft. Center is a position that depends a lot on trust, both to snap and to make the line calls, so they seem sold on Schwenke. Pencil him in as your 2014 starting center, though he'll have to improve his lower body strength and overall conditioning (I don't even want to type his body fat percentage at the Combine) to actually take that role.no comments
The Tennessee Titans closed out the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft using their third round compensatory pick, the 97th overall, on Missouri OLB Zaviar Gooden.
I don't get this pick. Gooden has prototypical Will size at 6'1" 234 pounds. Fast guy, good in coverage, sounds a lot like Zach Brown, whom they drafted in the second round just a year ago.
Could the Titans be planning to use Gooden a whole lot in nickel? Maybe use Brown and Gooden as nickel LBs with Akeem Ayers rushing the passer? If not, they just invested a high pick on a special teams player. The Titans have much bigger needs at other positions and I'm not sold on this pick yet.no comments
The third round of the 2013 round began with a run on cornerbacks. Three of the first seven picks were corners and the Titans made it four out of eight with the selection of UConn's Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
As Tom has noted on several recent occasions, the Titans had an urgent need at corner. There were questions about who will be the slot man in coverage and there were only three natural corners on the roster - Jason McCourty, Alterraun Verner and Coty Sensabaugh. Tommie Campbell, who's listed as a fourth corner, remains a project.
Wreh-Wilson is tall (6'1") with long arms (32") and should be best in press coverage. This scouting report twice uses the phrase "short area quickness."
According to Titans Radio's Jonathan Hutton, Mel Kiper ranks him as the sixth best corner in the draft and Mike Detillier has him ranked seventh.no comments