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The NFL Draft is now just two days away, and this Tuesday's Titans mailbag features the mock drafts submitted by Titans fans.
Let's see who gets it right, and thanks for taking the time.
Here's the link to submit questions: CLICK HERE
Alexander Henry from Rochester, New York
Rd 1 - Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Rd 2 - O'Cyrrus Torrence
Rd 3 - Trade for Trey Lance
Rd 5 - Luke Schoonmaker
Rd 6 - Nathaniel Dell
Rd 7 - Jake Moody
Ryan Gilpatrick from Indianapolis, Indiana
Hey Jim. This is my third year submitting a Titans mock draft, and I'm so far 1 for 2 in the first round, so here's hoping best two of three falls my way.
Pick 11: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
Pick 41: Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU
Pick 72: Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State
Pick 147: Nick Saldiveri, G, Old Dominion
Pick 186: Andrew Voorhees, G USC
Pick 228: Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan
Tim McCrum from Traverse City, Michigan
1-11 Jackson Smith Njigba - WR
2-47 ( Trade with Washington for 41/118) Cody Mauch -T
3-71 Sam Laporta - TE
4-118 Nick Hampton - edge
5-147 Ronnie Hickman -safety
6-186. Jake Moody - K
7-228 Jake Haener - QB
Nick Grandia from Pella, Iowa
1st: PJJ, OT, Ohio State
2nd: John Michael Schmitz, IOL, Minnesota
3rd: Sam Laporta, TE, Iowa
5th: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
6th: Ali Gaye, EDGE, LSU
7th: Mo Ibrahim, RB, Minnesota
Not as "fun" of a draft, but getting needed help on OL can help in the future. Adding a couple playmakers here to go along with Derrick, Treylon, Philips, and Chig. Added depth on edge because you can never have too many
Evan Harris from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Hey Jim, love you work!
I decided to avoid trades in pursuit of avoiding an unrealistic draft day haul (I can get carried away with these mocks as most do).
Pick 11: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Ohio State - Whoever the Titans' QB is in 2023 or beyond, the talented Ohio State receiver should provide a reliable target as a route running ace with sure hands.
Pick 41: Drew Sanders, LB Arkansas - this guy just scream Vrabel LB to me. Long, Rangy, & Versatile, Sanders could be used all over the field for the Titans and would be an immediate menace on Special Teams while he worked his way to a bigger role
Pick 72: Marvin Mims, WR Oklahoma - another receiver…I know, but hear me out. Mims is one of the most underrated offensive weapons in this class in my opinion. He was used all over the field by the Sooners and if he's available at the start of the 3rd round he could be a home run on the field and in the draft.
Pick 147: Viliami Fehoko, Edge San Jose State - In recent years the Titans have targeted players that were highly productive stats wise in college. Does that continue under Ram Carthon? I don't know, but Fehoko would surely fit the bill with over 12 TFLs in each of the last 3 seasons including a career best 19 TFLs and 9 sacks in 2022.
Pick 186: Brett Neilon, C USC - Neilon will be nearly 25 when drafted, but I don't mind a little bit of maturity at a position that touches the ball every play. Neilon was a highly sought after 4 star prospect and didn't allow a single sack as the full time starter the last two seasons.
Pick 228: Xazavian Valladay, RB Arizona State - Admittedly I could've projected an RB sooner, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the Titans went RB sooner. However, the talented Wyoming transfer Valladay would be a ln intriguing consolation prize. A two-time 1000+ yard rusher before transferring, Valladay had his best year as a Sun Devil totaling 1,481 yards and 18 TDs from scrimmage.
Steven Crosio from Brick, New Jersey
Hey there Jim, here's my NFL Mock Draft:
11: Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State
Trade Alert: Titans trade 41 to Seattle Seahawks for 52 and Quandre Diggs
52: Dawand Jones OT Ohio State
Trade Alert: Titans trade 72 and 186 to Cleveland Browns for 74 and 142
74: Tucker Kraft TE South Dakota State
142: Parker Washington WR Penn State
147: Tyjae Spears RB Tulane
228: Jake Moody K Michigan
David Plieth from Nashville, Tennessee
Thanks for the mailbags and the rest of your coverage. I hope you and yours are all doing well. You challenged us to give a mock draft a try, so below is my contribution.
11. Peter Skoronski OT Northwestern or Paris Johnson OT Ohio State
41. Jonathon Mingo WR Mississippi or Cedric Tillman WR Tennessee
72 Trade back to the late 3rd or 4th round and pick up 2nd 4th or 5th round pick.
Olusegun Oluwatimi C Michigan Outland and Rimington Trophy winner
Anfernee Orji, LB Vanderbilt or Carrington Valentine CB Kentucky
147. Tyler Scott Cincinnati WR Iowa State or Cory Trice CB Purdue
186. Cam Jones LB Indiana or Matt Landers WR Arkansas
228. Ronnie Bell WR Michigan or Ryan Haynes OT Michigan or Zaire Barns LB Western Michigan
One has to have options. I was looking to pick 2-3 OL (I wanted 2, but some mock drafts have Haynes from Michigan available in the 7th, which might be hard to pass up), 2 WR (speed a plus), 2 LB (one who can play inside or out), possibly a CB. There should be several undrafted free agent kickers to choose from.
With this draft and the free agent signings, I think Derrick Henry can become the first back to reach 2000 twice, giving the Titans 3 as a team.
Tyler Samson from Rogers, Arkansas
Tyler Samson's Tennessee Titans 2023 Draft Predictions:
11. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
41. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
72. Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee
147. Andrew Vorhees, IOL, USC
186. Cam Latu, TE, Alabama
228. Ali Gaye, EDGE, LSU
Tobe Wolfe from Johnson City, Tennessee
Hey Jim. Here's my Mock Draft, for what it's worth. Did a few trades to get some extra picks and it brings Adoree Jackson and Cory Davis home. I know it's not common to draft 2 QBs from the same class, but hey, let's create some competition for the job. I'm not an expert but I'm not mad about my results!
25. Peter Skoronski OT Northwestern
41. Hendon Hooker QB Tennessee
112. Jayden Reed WR Michigan State
184. Nick Broeker OG Ole Miss
186. Dorian Williams LB Tulane
187. YaYa Diaby EDGE Louisville
192, Charles Jones WR Purdue
209, Hunter Luepke RB North Dakota State
228. Stetson Bennett QB Georgia
Alberto Armando Tellez Salcedo from Durago, Mexico
Hello Jim. This is my Titans Mock Draft 2023.
1 Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR Ohio State
2 OCyrus Torrence G Florida
3 Sam La Porta TE Iowa
5 YaYa Diaby ER Louisville
6 Trey Palmer WR Nebraska
7 Ivan Pace ILB Cincinnati
Undrafted Free Agents DJ Johnson, Brenton Cox,Ryan Hayes, Christopher Dunn or Jake Moudy,Mouhamed Diabate or Ventrell Miller.
Russell Probst from Nashville, Tennessee
Hey Jim! Here's my mock draft
Pick 11: Paris Johnson Jr- Titans really need to beef up the o line, so I think Johnson be a key contributor.
Pick 41: Quinten Johnston- the Titans really need someone to help out Treylon, so if Jonhston is still on the board, then he's the obvious pick.
Pick 72: Jack Campbell- could be a nice depth addition
Pick 147: Olu Olawatimi- so good at Michigan and could be really nice for o line
Pick 186: Jake Moody- solidifies kicking position or gives Shudak competition
Pick 228: Thomas Incoom- could help Harold Landry out
Jack Walker from Calabasas, California
Mock draft, ok.
Titans trade down slightly, into the teens for an additional second round pick.
1) Quentin Johnston WR
2) Dawand Jones OT
2) Hendon Hooker QB
3) Jordan Battle S
5) Mekhi Garner CB
6) Demario Douglas WR
Honorable mentions, Tyree Wilson available at 11, Paris Johnson, Bryan Bresee, Cody Mauch, Tuli Tuipuloto, Rashee Rice, Jalin Hyatt, Luke Schoonmaker and Demarvion Overshown.
Michael Albert from Bristol, Tennessee
Tennessee Titans 3 round mock:
1-Parris Johnson Jr OT Ohio State
2-Darnell Washington TE Georgia
3-Jonathan Mingo WR Ole Miss
Andy Stambene from Lethbridge,Alberta,Canada
Hello Jim,how are you doing? Hope all is well with you and your family. Well its almost crunch time and every time I do a Mock draft the same players pop up for me...Paris Johnson Jr,Josh Downs...the rest I'd be just "guessing". I think if the Titans don't like or have thrier player at 11 and 42 they will trade out to get an additional picks or two or three. Like I said I like PJohnsonJr but also like PSkoronski and OTorrence as 1st rounders with a maybe a TE as a 2nd rounder though I like Chig a lot but maybe the Titans convert him to WR.All told I expect 2 OLineman taken with a WR,TE,DL and LB with maybe a PK and CB/S if the Titans get extra picks! Liked most of the off-season Free Agent moves by GM Ran Carthon even if a lot weren't the "sexy" moves most fans desired.With the 2023 draft being GM Carthon's first at the "controls" I wish him and the Scouts and Organization the Best Of Luck and may they have eyes of a Hawk if not Eagle eyes!!!As always thank-you Jim for keeping us abreast of everything Titans
Battala de Titanes from CDMX, Mexico
Hola Jim te saludamos desde Mexico de parte del Grupo de Batalla de Titanes, este fue nuestro Mock Draft del Grupo, Beto la enciclopedia, Armando el Rey,Only Yavir y un invitado Jesus Verastegui el Fantasy Boy, quedo asi sin intercambios.
1 Peter Skoronski OL Northwestern
2 Josh Downs WRNorth Carolina
3 Sam LaPorta TE Iowa
5 Braeden Daniels G Utah
6 Jose Ramirez ER Eastern Michigan
7 Matt Landers WR Arkansas
Un saludo a toda la aficion Titan de habla hispana y a toda la comunidad Titan alrededor del mundo. Arriba los Titanes. Titan Up.
David Stowe from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 round wide receiver Jaxon Smith Njigba
2nd round Darnell Washington tight end,
3 round, offensive tackle Carter Warren
5th round kicker Chad Ryland
6 round Dontayvion Wicks wide receiver
6th round Edge rusher, Felix Anudike- Uzomah
Nick W from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Three-Round Mock draft based on ESPN simulator:
Trade back with Steelers for 17 and 49 (just a little rich on the trade value chart but they want their tackle)
2:41-John Michael Schmitz
Build the defensive depth with the later picks.
Tyler Johnson from Toronto Ontario
1.11 Paris Johnson Jr OT Ogio State
2.41 BJ Ojulari ED LSU
3.72 Johnathan Mingo WR Ole Miss
5.147 Xavier Hutchinson WR Iowa State
6.186 McClendon Curtis IOL Chattanooga
7.228 Marte Mapu LB Sacramento State
Tom Sequin from Humboldt County, California
Hey Jim, thanks for doing these every week. As for the draft, let's not overthink this. JSN to the Titans at #11! Fits the scheme, team needs, and is the best prospect at the position in the draft. Trust Ran Carthon's moves to shore up the OL and go get ourselves a guy at 11.
Olivia Langley from Bowling Green, Kentucky
I think the Titans are going to trade down. But if we pick at #11, I think we will pick Broderick Jones. Cause I think Johnson and Skoronski will be gone.
Tyler Hayzlett from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
- NFL draft crowd as commissioner Goodell comes on stage
"With the 11th pick in the 2023 NFL draft the Tennessee Titans select Jaxon Smith-Njigba, wide receiver, the Ohio State University."
- Roger Goodell on Thursday night
P.S. I bet Goodell butchers the pronunciation of Smith-Njigba
Jason Vesely from Mosinee, Wisconsin
first round : trade up from #11 to #3 QB (Bryce Young) second round: OT (O'Cyrus Torrence) second round: S (Jordan Battle) third round: WR (Jonathan Mingo) fourth round: RB (Braden Allen)
Thanks for taking the time! Enjoy the draft everyone!