Titans traded up to select Tennessee WR Justin Hunter with the No. 34 overall pick, sending the No. 40 and 216 overall picks to the 49ers, in addition to a 2014 third-rounder.
The Titans have traded up for a player NFL Films guru Greg Cosell called the "most physically talented wide receiver" in this year's class. It's another weapon for embattled QB Jake Locker, and helps make up for the loss of Jared Cook. It also signals the end of Nate Washington's time in Tennessee, and puts Kenny Britt on the spot going into the final year of his contract. At the Combine, Hunter (6-foot-4, 196) blazed a 4.44 forty with a 39.5-inch vertical and 11-foot-4 broad jump, the longest of any wideout. His body type and play speed are similar to A.J. Green's, though he dropped a disturbing 12.1 percent of his targets last season Still, Hunter projects to be better a full year removed from the ACL, and offers immense upside as a traditional "X" receiver.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 06:43:00 PM