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Titans signed Maryland WR Deon Long.

Long (6'0/192) spent two seasons as a Terp after transferring from JUCO, catching 83 passes for 1,064 yards (12.8 YPR) and three TDs. He ran 4.51 at the Combine with a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. Neither physically dominant nor explosive enough to win as a perimeter wideout in the NFL, Long is likely headed for the slot and has special teams value.
May 2 - 8:58 PM

Titans signed Florida State OG Josue Matias.

Matias (6'6/309) was a stalwart left guard for the Seminoles, tallying 43 starts and earning second-team All ACC as a senior. Brutally short on athleticism, Matias posted a 17 1/2-inch vertical, 5.52 forty, and 7-foot broad jump at the Combine. Matias has the build of a right tackle, but his inability to move efficiently or smoothly is a major concern. It would be a surprise if Matias became more than a high-end backup or barely-functional spot starter.
May 2 - 8:24 PM

Titans signed LSU FB Connor Neighbors.

Neighbors (5'10/235) was a lightly used fullback in the Tigers' offense, managing 11 catches and three rushing attempts as a 17-game starter. A pedestrian athlete, Neighbors ran 4.85 with a 29 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot-10 broad jump at LSU's Pro Day. Neighbors is small for an old-fashioned lead blocker and will have to excel on special teams to last in the league.
May 2 - 8:03 PM

Titans signed Ole Miss S Cody Prewitt.

Prewitt (6'2/208) was a second-team All American and first-team All-SEC pick as a senior, finishing his career with 41 starts, 14 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and 12 INTs. A good athlete, Prewitt ran 4.60 with a 35-inch vertical and explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump in Indy. Not a man-cover specialist, Prewitt best projects as an "interchangeable" half-field safety. He's a ballhawk with instinctual playmaking ability.
May 2 - 7:43 PM

Titans signed UT-Chattanooga DT Derrick Lott.

Lott (6'4/314) was originally a four-star recruit to Georgia, but suffered a series of injuries and ended up at UT-Chattanooga, where Lott amassed 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks as a sixth-year senior. Turning 25 in June, Lott is an old prospect with an NFL body and movement skills, running 4.99 at the Combine and pumping 30 reps on the bench. Lott is built to play three-technique tackle in a 4-3 defense and could be a one-gap five-technique end in a 3-4.
May 2 - 7:38 PM

Titans selected William & Mary WR Tre McBride with the No. 245 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

McBride was viewed by many as a third-round pick, but there were whispers he was a bit of a "diva" and may have an ankle issue. McBride (6'0/210) was a decorated wideout and return specialist in the Colonial Athletic Association, parlaying 196 career catches into 2,653 yards (13.5 YPR) and 19 TDs. He showed big-league athleticism at the Combine, running 4.41 with a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. McBride was an elite in-air ball tracker in college, but projects as more of an intermediate weapon in the pros; he doesn't play as fast as he timed. He does have sure hands and plays with toughness, so McBride's future may be at slot and/or Z receiver plus kickoff returns.
May 2 - 6:09 PM

Titans selected Boston College C Andy Gallik with the No. 208 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Gallik (6'2/306) made 40 starts at B.C., earning first-team All-ACC honors as a senior. Painfully short on athleticism, Gallik ran 5.50 at the Combine with a 27-inch vertical and 8-foot-flat broad jump. Gallik is a pure power blocker who wins with big hands (10 1/4") and a fighter's mentality. He has short arms (32 3/4") and projects as a center only, but could become a functional starter or better in a gap-running scheme. We wouldn't rule out the possibility of Gallik putting immediate heat on incumbent C Brian Schwenke.
May 2 - 4:46 PM

Titans selected Louisville OLB Deiontrez Mount with the No. 177 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

A top 100 prospect in Josh Norris' eyes. Mount (6'5/249) was a rotational end-backer for most of his college career, tallying 10.5 TFLs and five sacks when he finally became a full-time player as a senior. He ran 4.66 at the UL Pro Day, but managed a 9-foot-11 broad jump and 31-inch vertical. Despite being that sub-package player, Mount used his length and hands to extend and shed as a pass rusher and run defender.
May 2 - 3:33 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team views fifth-round RB David Cobb as a potential three-down back.

Whiz said Cobb was one of the best pass protectors at the Senior Bowl, and GM Ruston Webster complimented Cobb's feet and vision. Bishop Sankey was a disappointment as a rookie, struggling in pass protection and looking like a replacement-level runner. Cobb should easily unseat Shonn Greene for the big-back role in the Titans' backfield, and has the talent to beat out Sankey in camp.
May 2 - 2:08 PM

Titans selected Minnesota RB David Cobb with the No. 138 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Cobb (5'11/229) was the Gophers' bellcow as a junior and senior, parlaying 562 career carries into 2,893 yards (5.15 YPC) and 20 TDs. He caught 34 passes in college. Cobb injured himself running the forty in Indianapolis, but showed well in the vertical (38 1/2") and broad (10'1") jumps. Unfortunately, he ran 4.73 at his Pro Day. Cobb displays the traits of a high-volume workhorse, but is a one-speed runner a la Shonn Greene. NFL Films' Greg Cosell has more optimistically likened Cobb's style to Stevan Ridley's as a downhill chain mover. In Tennessee, Cobb should immediately supplant Shonn Greene as the Titans' primary inside runner and threaten Bishop Sankey's spot atop the depth chart.
May 2 - 1:47 PM

Titans selected Alabama FB Jalston Fowler with the No. 108 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Fowler (5'11/254) was a jack of all trades for the Crimson Tide, seeing action at fullback, tailback, tight end, H-back, and playing special teams. More Le'Ron McClain than Lorenzo Neal, Fowler averaged 6.59 YPC and caught seven touchdown passes in college, but isn't quite a hole-clearing lead blocker. He'll have to show well on special teams to last in the NFL.
May 2 - 12:33 PM

Titans selected Auburn DT Angelo Blackson with the No. 100 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Blackson (6'4/318) played out of position on the Tigers' line, frequently aligning as a wide defensive end and managing 5.5 tackles for loss with just three sacks as a senior. A power player with good athleticism (5.02 forty, 31-inch vertical) for his size, Blackson is a good fit in the Titans' 3-4 defense at five-technique end or even nose. He's a prospect who could become a better NFL than college player.
May 2 - 12:12 PM

Titans GM Ruston Webster said the team will likely pick up a running back on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

"I think that's something we'll look at (Saturday)," Webster said. "I think it's one of the deeper positions left." With last year's second-round pick Bishop Sankey wholly disappointing in his rookie year and Shonn Greene a replacement-level talent, the Titans could use help in the backfield. Minnesota RB David Cobb would be a great fit as a replacement for Greene.
May 2 - 9:55 AM

Titans selected Utah RT Jeremiah Poutasi with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Poutasi (6'5/335) spent three seasons at Utah before going pro, piling up 35 starts. He played right tackle as a freshman and protected the blind side as a sophomore and junior. Poutasi allowed 2 1/2 sacks in 2014. Still only 20 years old, Poutasi isn't quite athletic enough to stay at left tackle in the NFL, but is a mauling, country-strong blocker who could dominate at right tackle or left guard. He's been likened to Browns LG Joel Bitonio by NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Tennessee's opening is at right tackle, where Poutasi could compete with Byron Bell to start.
May 1 - 9:39 PM

Titans selected Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Green-Beckham (6'5/237) went to Missouri as the nation's No. 1 overall recruit in 2012, posting a combined 87-1,278-17 receiving line as a true freshman and sophomore. He was kicked out of school last April amid domestic abuse allegations, and had two prior marijuana-related arrests. "DGB" spent 2014 redshirting at Oklahoma, where he never played. Equipped with 4.49 speed, excellent hands, and superb body control, Green-Beckham's weaknesses are his 33 1/2-inch vertical, off-field history, and an inconsistent compete level. Albeit a megatalent, DGB is a classic boom-or-bust prospect like new teammate Justin Hunter. The two of them ideally would play on the outside for Marcus Mariota with sure-handed Kendall Wright in the slot.
May 1 - 7:44 PM


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