NASHVILLE, TENN. – On the eve of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, let's take one more look at the current mock drafts around the web. Here's who draft experts think the Titans will select with the second overall pick.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his mock draft 2.0. After having the Titans going with Marcus Mariota in his first version, Kiper now thinks the Titans go with Leonard Williams of USC.
"I think you're in a position to take the best football player available. Williams has the potential to be a force early in his career, make your defensive line better against both the run and the pass, bring scheme versatility and make other players around him better," said Kiper.
Charles Davis of NFL Network put out his first set of predictions and also thinks the Titans select Williams.
"A QB is tempting here, but getting after Andrew Luck and the Colts with an elite pass-rusher is a must," said Davis.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports updated his mock draft, but still has the Titans going with Williams.
"The 6-5, 290-pound Williams has been my personal top-rated player since October. He is a physical mismatch -- too quick for interior linemen and too powerful for offensive tackles," said Rang.
Jon Dove from Draftbreakdown.com also thinks the Titans select a pass rusher, but says Tennessee will go with Dante Fowler Jr. from Florida.
"Fowler is a unique prospect in that he plays bigger than his measurables suggest. This is a nasty player capable of setting the edge versus the run, delivering big hits and creating pressure on the quarterback. The Titans can use him at either defensive end or outside linebacker," says Dove.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock released his positional top-five rankings. Of note, Mayock has Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Bryce Petty as his top three quarterbacks.
Mayock also has Kevin White ranked ahead of Amari Cooper and Dante Fowler Jr. ahead of Randy Gregory.
In a conference call Monday, Mayock called running back and wide receiver the deepest positions in the draft, while quarterback and safety are the two thinnest position groups.