NASHVILLE – Mel Kiper Jr. has observed the Titans from afar this offseason.
He's seen the departures, and the new arrivals.
With the NFL Draft approaching, Kiper is zeroing in on what he thinks all 32 teams will do, including the Titans.
This week, the draft guru updated his mock draft with everything he's been hearing two weeks out from Round 1 on April 29.
Kiper expanded his most recent mock, Mock Draft 4.0, to two rounds.
Here's what Kiper thinks the Titans will do with their first two picks:
22. Tennessee Titans
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
Though the Titans are another team that could address their pass rush, I really like Moore's fit as Ryan Tannehill's primary slot target. Moore had 1,193 receiving yards in eight games last season, working predominantly out of the slot. He can be a high-volume, easy-throw target alongside A.J. Brown, who has blossomed into a legit No. 1 wideout. Cornerback is another position to watch for Tennessee.
53. Tennessee Titans
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
The Titans parted ways with Adoree' Jackson, Desmond King II and Malcolm Butler this offseason and only added Janoris Jenkins; they must add a cornerback or two early in this draft. Samuel is only 5-foot-10 and might primarily be a nickelback early in his career, but he had three interceptions in eight games last season. His father, Asante Samuel, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round in 2003. He was named first-team All-Pro twice and went to four Pro Bowls.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 29-May 1.