In our first try at this, the Tennessee Titans ended up content at linebacker with Anthony Barr.
For the second go at the mock draft, this time with trades allowed, the Titans saw each nearly every player on their watch list come off the board early.
The Houston Texans go back on their word and take Jadeveon Clowney, leaving the Atlanta Falcons at No. 2 (after a trade) with Khalil Mack. Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles fall to the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings, respectively. Eric Ebron also is selected just one pick ahead of Tennessee, this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who traded with the Detroit Lions.
So, your pick at No. 11 is….Teddy Bridgewater.
Early on the consensus No. 1 quarterback in this draft, Bridgewater’s fall from grace has been stunning. A bad pro day and lower measures at the NFL combine, specifically hand size, have led to talks of Bridgewater falling out of the first round altogether.
With that said, Ken Whisenhunt is the new coach. New coaches tend to want their own quarterback. I could care less what he’s said in the media about Locker. That means nothing until he’s on the field, starting every game and fully grasping Whisenhunt’s offense.
If Bridgewater is available, the most NFL-ready quarterback in this draft should land with Tennessee.
Check out the entire mock draft 2.0 here.