With the 11th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans select...
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
This selection and write-up was made by Brownie's Year:
Justin Gilbert, the consensus #1 cornerback, happens to be one of the top players available at this point. With Aaron Donald off the board, I detoured from the pass-rusher mentality. Anthony Barr is a tempting pick here, but with the acquisition of Shaun Phillips, maybe grabbing an OLB can wait for later in the draft.
The Titans lost a good cornerback in Free Agency to Tampa Bay. Alterraun Verner’s 5 interceptions and 23 pass deflections will be missed. Who is next in line to cover the void of Verner? Blidi Wreh-Wilso, a 3rd-round pick last year who was pretty much irrelevant. Sound familiar to Browns fans? Let’s not forget that Andrew Luck terrorizes the AFC South division. The Titans need help to stop him. Gilbert is a top-notch athlete with the ability to start right away and be a factor in the Titans defense. Drafting him to play opposite of Jason McCourty just makes total sense to me.
A lot of mock drafts seem to have the Titans going with either Gilbert, Barr, or a quarterback, so it'll be interesting to see if another prospect emerges for them over the next month or so. Gilbert seems like a necessity, given what the Titans lost at cornerback, but my gripe with Tennessee is the fact that they weren't able to retain Verner in the first place.
The New York Giants are up next, led by MJRisme.
2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Houston Texans||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||Weeden2Gordon|
|2||St. Louis Rams||Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||Matt Wood|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Khalil Mack||OLB||Buffalo||Bumblyjack|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||Ryan216|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Greg Robinson||OT||Auburn||TuckJob|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||Haden Dawg|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Aaron Donald||DT||Pittsburgh||Henry Dawg|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno State||PaduaDSP|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||Stigosaurus|
|10||Detroit Lions||Sammy Watkins||WR||Clemson||tmptplayer|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St.||Brownie's Year|
|12||New York Giants||MJRisme|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Matt Wood|
|14||Chicago Bears||The Beast Mode|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Siberian Husky|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Royce Groff|
|18||New York Jets||OldSaltyDawg|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Manly and Loving It|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Legoman0721|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Crawford_T|
|27||New Orleans Saints||Adam Rice|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Jon Stinchcomb|
|29||New England Patriots||roar888|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||corey.freuen|