ESPN's John Clayton Weighs in on Titans' No.1 Pick


INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL Combine is under way here at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Each day, Titans Online will get an answer a Titans-related question from a member of the national media.

Today's question, presented to ESPN's John Clayton:

Who should the Titans take with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft?

Clayton's answer:

"I have been debating this, because it's a tough spot. Because the Titans are probably going to have to end up taking the left tackle from Ole Miss (Laremy Tunsil), but that would be six straight years of taking offensive guys, and three top-10 type of offensive linemen and that's a hard way when you have a defense that gives up 25 points a game. But what are the other options? Ohio State's Joey Bosa is more of a 3-4 linebacker and the Titans have two $25 million pass rushing linebackers in Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. And you can't take a cornerback (like Florida State's Jalen Ramsey) that high, especially if he's going to end up being a safety.

"So in the end, if they can't make a trade – and I doubt a trade can happen – they are probably taking Tunsil. Now Tunsil is going to be a good one. I think he could be one of the best ones to come out in the last 6-7 years. But it is similar to 2013, in the sense that no one could get out of the top picks that year and two offensive linemen went 1 and 2 (Eric Fisher to Kansas City and Luke Joekel to Jacksonville). It's one of those times like 2013 where they could be stuck up top with first pick, and you may not get exactly what you need to make the team better, but you'd have to take the best player, and if it's the left tackle, you take the left tackle."


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