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TexansSeminole
04-27-2013, 12:23 AM
Tennessee Titans:

Round 1, Pick 10: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

Round 2, Pick 34: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

Round 3, Pick 70: Blidi Wreh Wilson, CB, Connecticut

Round 3, Pick 97: Zavier Gooden, OLB, Missouri

Round 4, Pick 107: Brian Schwenke, C, California

Round 5, Pick 142: Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU

Round 6, Pick 202: Khalid Wooten, CB, Nevada

Round 7, Pick 248: Daimion Stafford, S, Nebraska

The Titans reshaped their offensive line this offseason and it looks like it is going to be pretty strong. They got some good defense players in this draft as well. Justin Hunter is a guy we will probably be seeing alot of. I think the Titans did very well.


Indianapolis Colts:

Round 1, Pick 24: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Round 3, Pick 86: Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois

Round 4, Pick 121: Khaled Holmes, C, USC

Round 5, Pick 139: Montari Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin

Round 6, Pick 192: John Boyett, S, Oregon

Round 7, Pick 230: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Round 7, Pick 254: Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

Looks like they wanted to get better up front, on offense and defense, and they accomplished that. I don't know anything about their late round picks.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 1, Pick 2: Luke Joeckel, LT, TXAM

Round 2, Pick 33: John Cyprien, S, FIU

Round 3, Pick 64: Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut

Round 4, Pick 101: Ace Sanders, WR/KR, South Carolina

Round 5, Pick 135: Denard Robinson, RB/WR, Michigan

Round 6, Pick 169: Josh Evans, S, Florida

Round 7, Pick 208: Jeremy Harris, CB, New Mexico State

Round 7, Pick 210, Demetrius McCray, CB, Appalachian State

The Jaguars clearly wanted to upgrade their secondary. Three corners and two safeties. Denard Robinson and Ace Sanders are interesting players. They were smart to take Joeckel.


*UPDATED*

pissknocker
04-27-2013, 01:07 AM
Hags blew it by not taking Geno. Or maybe their plan is to tank this year and get tahj Boyd next draft.

greekdbag
04-27-2013, 01:08 AM
Tennessee Titans:

Round 1, Pick 10: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

Round 2, Pick 34: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

Round 3, Pick 70: Blidi Wreh Wilson, CB, Connecticut

Round 3, Pick 97: Zavier Gooden, OLB, Missouri


Indianapolis Colts:

Round 1, Pick 24: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Round 2, Pick 86: Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois


Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 1, Pick 2: Luke Joeckel, LT, TXAM

Round 2, Pick 33: John Cyprien, S, FIU

Round 3, Pick 64: Dwayne Grayz, CB, Connecticut


I don't think any of them blew it, or hurt themselves. All three drafts look pretty solid. The Colts' draft isn't sexy, but I like it. Same can be said about the Jaguars, and the Titans to a degree. The Titans traded up for Justin Hunter, but that may not turn out to be so bad for them.

I like what both Tennessee and Jacksonville have done in the draft so far, but neither one of them have a quarterback. And I won't fear them until they do. Locker and Gabbert will never be good quarterbacks in the league.

thunderkyss
04-27-2013, 07:00 PM
I like what both Tennessee and Jacksonville have done in the draft so far, but neither one of them have a quarterback. And I won't fear them until they do. Locker and Gabbert will never be good quarterbacks in the league.

It's not that I like Locker, but I don't think he's as bad as we say he is. A decent OL can make us all change our minds about him. In addition to the Center & Guard they drafted, they've also picked up Livitre & Spencer this off season. That OL is going to get better.

& if they can get decent production from CJ2ypc....

I've been worried (needlessly) about the Titans for the last two years. Munchak ain't no fool, it's only a matter of time.

TexansSeminole
04-27-2013, 07:32 PM
I updated the picks.

Alot of offensive linemen and secondary players coming in to the AFC South.

Justin Hunter, Ace Sanders, and Denard Robinson are receivers that we may have to watch out for.

WolverineFan
04-27-2013, 08:14 PM
I updated the picks.

Alot of offensive linemen and secondary players coming in to the AFC South.

Justin Hunter, Ace Sanders, and Denard Robinson are receivers that we may have to watch out for.

JAX is calling Robinson a RB right now. Lots of McCluster comparisons. I think he is a hybrid player, but more of a RB than a WR.

Vinny
04-27-2013, 11:24 PM
Titans should have one of the best O-lines in the league if their Tackles hold up. Two top Guards in Andy Levitre & Chance Warmack. Brian Schwenke looks like a good prospect at the center. Looks like they are gearing up for JJ Watt inside.

Rey
04-27-2013, 11:56 PM
I like Werner a lot, but I don't think the colts helped themselves much in the draft.

LonerATO
04-28-2013, 12:11 AM
I like Werner a lot, but I don't think the colts helped themselves much in the draft.

I agree and I thought Werner was considered more of 4-3 DE.

Vance87
04-28-2013, 12:50 AM
I like Werner a lot, but I don't think the colts helped themselves much in the draft.

If they fix the O-line and have an above average defense, they will be a playoff team again.

TexansSeminole
04-28-2013, 01:03 AM
I like Werner a lot, but I don't think the colts helped themselves much in the draft.

I think their first 3 or maybe even 4 picks were good.

Rey
04-28-2013, 02:54 AM
I think their first 3 or maybe even 4 picks were good.

My general impression from reading the colts board is that they aren't thrilled with their draft. Some like it, some think it's ok...quite a few really dislike it...

B was the highest grade I saw given by their fans in the site I went to.

But who knows....if just one guys plays really well he could make the whole draft...

Thorn
04-28-2013, 07:21 AM
I think the Texans and the Titans did the most to improve themselves this off season. Colts not so much, and the Jags will still occupy 4th place in our division when it's over with.

kingtexan
04-28-2013, 10:07 AM
Titans should have one of the best O-lines in the league if their Tackles hold up. Two top Guards in Andy Levitre & Chance Warmack. Brian Schwenke looks like a good prospect at the center. Looks like they are gearing up for JJ Watt inside.

Doesn't hurt to have a couple guys named Munchak and Matthews coaching them either. Oh yeah, and some guy named Johnson running the ball. Should be an interesting division next year with the improvements Indy and TN have made. If Gabbert becomes a player we could have one of the toughest in the league.

drs23
04-28-2013, 11:58 AM
Doesn't hurt to have a couple guys named Munchak and Matthews coaching them either. Oh yeah, and some guy named Johnson running the ball. Should be an interesting division next year with the improvements Indy and TN have made. If Gabbert becomes a player we could have one of the toughest in the league.

Holding my breath starting...NOW!

I don't think I've ever seen a QB that's as skeerd as Gabbert back there. Not even our old #8. He's that bad!

axman40
04-28-2013, 01:23 PM
TEXANS -A
Titans - B
Jags- C
Colts - F

Goldensilence
04-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Texans filled some real holes this draft with players that match exactly what they want to do. A

Titans- Addressed OL big time. Question is going to be how much will this really help a team that has a young QB that just isn't really that good. B

Jags - Maybe with Joeckel they'll finally have solid play from the T spot. Did get a few playmakers outside, it wouldn't surprise me to see Henne get the starting nod though. C

Colts - At face value this looks like a lackluster draft, but honestly I just don't know the team well enough to say one way or the other if they addressed glaring needs. I do know that Freeney's departure and maybe Mathis seem imminent. Werner addressed that. I do know they have the best QB in the division and that counts for quite a bit. C-

Dutchrudder
04-29-2013, 04:19 PM
I'm very happy with the Texans draft, I think the first 3 picks are all solid. Time will tell on the others, and while I think Bonner was a dumb pick, I don't really care all that much because it was a 6th. I'd give them an A- for this draft. I expect good things from those top 3 picks.

I love the fact that the Jags just spent the 2nd overall pick on a RT. Sure he can become a LT, but that will mean they let their LT go in free agency next year, opening up another hole at OT for them. The Jags went into this draft with the worst pass rush in the NFL, and they came out of it with ZERO pass rushers. HAHAHAHAHA! Love it. F for them, but it could turn into an A if they win the QB sweepstakes next year.

The Colts are moving to a 3-4, and they have a terrible LB corps to do it. Mathis is their only OLB worth a ****, and they drafted ZERO LBs in this draft. They are going to get torn up by running teams. Their secondary isn't that great, and they didn't address that much either. I don't think they got much better with this draft, but considering how far back they were drafting I would give them a C.

The Titans gave up the most points in the league last year, and they didn't really address their areas of need early. Warmack will be a good guard, but that really wasn't a big need. Hunter is a nice pick where they got him because who knows how long Britt will be playing for them. They got a couple of good players, but I don't think they really made a huge impact on their team, so I'd give it a C.

There is absolutely no good reason for the Texans not to repeat as division champs this year, none of these teams got considerably better.

BigBull17
04-29-2013, 04:46 PM
The thing with the Titans draft is they have mentioned a Zone blocking system yet they draft a guard in the top ten who realistically can not run the ZBS. Was a move that reeked of desperation. I get a draft is more than just the first round but that pick makes little sense.

Mr teX
04-29-2013, 04:47 PM
Can't even lie, the titans had a helluva draft. Only time will tell if Locker is the answer at qb......early returns aren't positive.

drs23
04-30-2013, 06:24 PM
Can't even lie, the titans had a helluva draft. Only time will tell if Locker is the answer at qb......early returns aren't positive.

Basis for your opinion? :tapsfingers:

TexansSeminole
05-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Basis for your opinion? :tapsfingers:

I agree with him and I think it is pretty evident.

They got a starter at guard and at center. Warmack was the #2 guard prospect, but really was rated more like 1b by most experts. Schwenke was a top 3 center prospect by many of the experts.

Hunter has the ability to be a dynamic wide receiver. He does have some question marks, but the Titans look to be more dangerous with him on the roster.

I've seen quite a bit of Blidi Wreh-Wilson and I think he can probably compete for playing time at nickel in training camp. I don't know alot about Gooden, but I have read good things.

It's not the best draft of all time or anything, but it appears they had a pretty darn good draft.

Dutchrudder
05-01-2013, 02:48 PM
Do you guys just not take into account the fact that the Titans were picking 10th? I mean really, what's there to like about getting an OG at 10th overall? I don't get it, Warmack will be a RG, which will help, but probably won't make much of an impact on the team as a whole. He's not a playmaker or a gamechanger, so it's a very meh pick to me.

Hunter might be really good, but Locker is the one that will need to get him the ball. If they had a better QB, I would be concerned, but right now he doesn't scare me. If they get a Boyd or Bridgewater next year, I'll be more concerned.

A nickel CB with their 3rd? They didn't need a nickel CB, they needed a #2 CB to start opposite McCourty and challenge Verner. Their defense gave up the most points in the league last year, and they didn't do much to fix that. They will still be outscored by a touchdown on average next year.

The third best center in the draft? I mean c'mon, that's such a relative term to sell that as an improvement. Sounds more like Titans marketing rather than sound reasoning. The Cowboys got the consensus #1 center in the draft, do you really expect them to turn it around next year?

The rest of these guys are just depth, which is expected, but nothing in this draft makes me think the Titans will be any more than a 5-7 win team next year. Probably less if they get beat early, so they can get an upgrade at QB.

TexansSeminole
05-01-2013, 03:15 PM
Do you guys just not take into account the fact that the Titans were picking 10th? I mean really, what's there to like about getting an OG at 10th overall? I don't get it, Warmack will be a RG, which will help, but probably won't make much of an impact on the team as a whole. He's not a playmaker or a gamechanger, so it's a very meh pick to me.

I guess it just depends on how important you view the offensive guard position. I think in the past, rookie salaries kept teams from taking positions like offensive guard in the top 10. Not so much anymore. It's well worth it to take a guy that is projected to be a very safe pick and an instant upgrade along the offensive line in the top 10, even at offensive guard now.

I think Warmack could easily be a game changer for them in not only the running game, but in the passing game.

Hunter might be really good, but Locker is the one that will need to get him the ball. If they had a better QB, I would be concerned, but right now he doesn't scare me. If they get a Boyd or Bridgewater next year, I'll be more concerned.

That's not really sound logic either. The same could be said about Andre Johnson. It's not like we had a QB that was worthy of throwing him balls at the time, and it doesn't make the pick bad by any means. The Titans can't control what QBs are available via the draft. They improved their offensive line and gave him another weapon to help him develop. Locker is still a young player.

A nickel CB with their 3rd? They didn't need a nickel CB, they needed a #2 CB to start opposite McCourty and challenge Verner. Their defense gave up the most points in the league last year, and they didn't do much to fix that. They will still be outscored by a touchdown on average next year.

Corners, like wide receivers, usually don't have great rookie years. It's a transition process for corners to not use their hands so much, as we have seen with our own players. This guy has the potential to be a starter pretty early on in his career. To get a guy that you feel comfortable with playing nickelback in TC in the 3rd round is great, in my opinion.

The third best center in the draft? I mean c'mon, that's such a relative term to sell that as an improvement. Sounds more like Titans marketing rather than sound reasoning. The Cowboys got the consensus #1 center in the draft, do you really expect them to turn it around next year?

Well, many people thought Schwenke was the best center prospect and the Titans got him in the 4th round. The Cowboys drafted the #1 center prospect (universally viewed as a third rounder) in the first round.

I don't really look at drafts for what they do for the team next year, but rather what it means for 4 years. I think they got 2 starting offensive linemen that are projected to be good players, a corner that could develop into a starter by end of his rookie year potentially. A wide receiver that could develop into a top 10 or 15 receiver in the league.

It's hard to grade any draft, because it is all about projections. Nobody claims to know what is going to happen in the future, we can only go off of the information that is available today. Seems like a good draft to me.

Having said that, the Titans will most definitely be better next year on offense. With these 2 rookies and the addition of Levitre, their running game is going to be alot more dangerous. That's great for them, because they need to put CJ's talents to use before he moves on.

thunderkyss
05-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Do you guys just not take into account the fact that the Titans were picking 10th? I mean really, what's there to like about getting an OG at 10th overall? I don't get it, Warmack will be a RG, which will help, but probably won't make much of an impact on the team as a whole. He's not a playmaker or a gamechanger, so it's a very meh pick to me.

I'm not saying they had a great draft, or it was a good pick... only that there's reason to believe their OL will play better in 2013.

ObsiWan
05-01-2013, 09:31 PM
I'm not saying they had a great draft, or it was a good pick... only that there's reason to believe their OL will play better in 2013.

Yeah... that's what concerns me. If their O-line is better, then just maybe Locker won't be running scared and will actually hit some of these WRs they've collected over the past few drafts. It also means there's chance that Johnson returns to near CJ2K form.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Titans contend for 2nd place (behind us) in the division.

Lucky
05-02-2013, 12:59 AM
It wouldn't surprise me if the Titans contend for 2nd place (behind us) in the division.
Tennessee has to tighten up on defense before they can think about contending for anything. The Titans gave up over 30 points in 6 of the first 7 games of 2012. And gave up 50 burgers twice after. Until that turns around, that team is looking at another top 10 pick.

Jacksonville didn't take another punter, but I thought taking 5 DBs in their 8 draft selections was odd. I like what the Colts are doing. Building both lines, they're just continuing to lay bricks for their foundation. I think 2012 was an aberration, as they are more an 8-8 team. But, the Colts are doing things the right way.

ObsiWan
05-02-2013, 06:59 AM
Tennessee has to tighten up on defense before they can think about contending for anything. The Titans gave up over 30 points in 6 of the first 7 games of 2012. And gave up 50 burgers twice after. Until that turns around, that team is looking at another top 10 pick.

Jacksonville didn't take another punter, but I thought taking 5 DBs in their 8 draft selections was odd. I like what the Colts are doing. Building both lines, they're just continuing to lay bricks for their foundation. I think 2012 was an aberration, as they are more an 8-8 team. But, the Colts are doing things the right way.

That's what I was talking about. I wouldn't be surprised if the Titans nudged up and the Colts slipped back. Both teams ending up in the 6-10 to 8-8 range. Both scrambling for 2nd place in the division.

Of course, I reserve the right to "adjust" this prediction as preseason unfolds.
:D

TexansSeminole
05-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Don't sleep on Titans 5th round pick Lavar Edwards. He sat behind Montgomery and Wingo, but that guy has one hell of a get off. That was a 5th round steal. I had totally forgotten they had drafted him.

steelbtexan
05-02-2013, 09:45 AM
Tacks had an awsome draft.

Jags had a very solid draft

Texans had a very solid draft.

Colts were avg at best. Although if Boyett can stay healthy and plays to his abilities the Colts draft would have to be graded as atleast a B. I like the Werner/Thorton picks alot.

BTW, how many times have the Texans beaten the Colts in Indy? I reserve my judgement of how great the Texans are doing at anything until this happens.

ChampionTexan
05-02-2013, 10:21 AM
Tennessee has to tighten up on defense before they can think about contending for anything. The Titans gave up over 30 points in 6 of the first 7 games of 2012. And gave up 50 burgers twice after. Until that turns around, that team is looking at another top 10 pick.



I pretty much agree with everything you've posted, but I'd add that right now another wild card to be resolved is their QB situation. As opposed to Gabbert - who I give next to no chance to ever be a decent starting NFL QB - I think the jury's still out on Locker, and he could go either way. The good news about that (from a Texans standpoint) is that if he's not the guy, it could take a couple more years for the Titans to throw in the towel. The bad news is that I still think he has a shot at becoming what they drafted him to be.

I realize this isn't exactly a unique insight, but I believe we've got one more season as the clear favorite to win the AFC South, and in 2014, it's gonna be a battle with Indy. Tennessee might not be far behind, and as it stands right now, there's no reason to think J'ville will be in the picture any time in the near future.

Lucky
05-02-2013, 11:14 AM
I realize this isn't exactly a unique insight, but I believe we've got one more season as the clear favorite to win the AFC South...
Absolutely. My concern with the Texans is not winning the division, but matching up with the Pats and the Broncos in the playoffs. The Texans need to improve on both sides of the ball (and special teams, too), to challenge these teams.

steelbtexan
05-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Do you guys just not take into account the fact that the Titans were picking 10th? I mean really, what's there to like about getting an OG at 10th overall? I don't get it, Warmack will be a RG, which will help, but probably won't make much of an impact on the team as a whole. He's not a playmaker or a gamechanger, so it's a very meh pick to me.

Hunter might be really good, but Locker is the one that will need to get him the ball. If they had a better QB, I would be concerned, but right now he doesn't scare me. If they get a Boyd or Bridgewater next year, I'll be more concerned.

A nickel CB with their 3rd? They didn't need a nickel CB, they needed a #2 CB to start opposite McCourty and challenge Verner. Their defense gave up the most points in the league last year, and they didn't do much to fix that. They will still be outscored by a touchdown on average next year.

The third best center in the draft? I mean c'mon, that's such a relative term to sell that as an improvement. Sounds more like Titans marketing rather than sound reasoning. The Cowboys got the consensus #1 center in the draft, do you really expect them to turn it around next year?

The rest of these guys are just depth, which is expected, but nothing in this draft makes me think the Titans will be any more than a 5-7 win team next year. Probably less if they get beat early, so they can get an upgrade at QB.

Adding Levitre to go with Warmack and my #1 rated C Schwenke, with Munchack and Matthews teaching them = Locker showing much improvement. Roos is a Pro Bowl level LT and Stewart is a solind RT but is coming off injury.

All in all it looks like a solid OL and adding a playmaker like Hunter to a finally healthy Britt and Kendal Wright means CJ is going to have huge yr. They've added blocking and speed to the roster. That's a lethal combination. Adding a very underrated Edwards to their DL rotation added to an already great draft. IMHO

Rey
05-02-2013, 11:37 AM
I don't think the Colts are going anywhere.

I think Luck is going to be better this upcoming year. Teams with playmakers like that at the QB position usually don't usually miss the play offs.

Just from what I know about Andrew Luck, he's working his ass off and watching tons of film trying to better. I think if you're expecting the same Luck from last year you're kidding yourself. Expect a more poised, less mistake prone, still just as capable of making great plays QB.

For that reason alone, I don't see the Titans nor Jags being on the Colts level.

Colts draft was kind of meh to me, but I still expect them to be competing with us rather than the doldrums of the division.

steelbtexan
05-02-2013, 11:45 AM
I guess it just depends on how important you view the offensive guard position. I think in the past, rookie salaries kept teams from taking positions like offensive guard in the top 10. Not so much anymore. It's well worth it to take a guy that is projected to be a very safe pick and an instant upgrade along the offensive line in the top 10, even at offensive guard now.

I think Warmack could easily be a game changer for them in not only the running game, but in the passing game.



That's not really sound logic either. The same could be said about Andre Johnson. It's not like we had a QB that was worthy of throwing him balls at the time, and it doesn't make the pick bad by any means. The Titans can't control what QBs are available via the draft. They improved their offensive line and gave him another weapon to help him develop. Locker is still a young player.



Corners, like wide receivers, usually don't have great rookie years. It's a transition process for corners to not use their hands so much, as we have seen with our own players. This guy has the potential to be a starter pretty early on in his career. To get a guy that you feel comfortable with playing nickelback in TC in the 3rd round is great, in my opinion.



Well, many people thought Schwenke was the best center prospect and the Titans got him in the 4th round. The Cowboys drafted the #1 center prospect (universally viewed as a third rounder) in the first round.

I don't really look at drafts for what they do for the team next year, but rather what it means for 4 years. I think they got 2 starting offensive linemen that are projected to be good players, a corner that could develop into a starter by end of his rookie year potentially. A wide receiver that could develop into a top 10 or 15 receiver in the league.

It's hard to grade any draft, because it is all about projections. Nobody claims to know what is going to happen in the future, we can only go off of the information that is available today. Seems like a good draft to me.

Having said that, the Titans will most definitely be better next year on offense. With these 2 rookies and the addition of Levitre, their running game is going to be alot more dangerous. That's great for them, because they need to put CJ's talents to use before he moves on.

I wish I had read your posts before posting. LOL

thunderkyss
05-02-2013, 06:26 PM
I don't think the Colts are going anywhere.

I think Luck is going to be better this upcoming year. Teams with playmakers like that at the QB position usually don't usually miss the play offs.


Yeah, it's pretty rare....



signed,

Bradford, Stafford, Newton, Roethlisberger, Brees, Romo

b0ng
05-02-2013, 11:01 PM
Yeah... that's what concerns me. If their O-line is better, then just maybe Locker won't be running scared and will actually hit some of these WRs they've collected over the past few drafts. It also means there's chance that Johnson returns to near CJ2K form.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Titans contend for 2nd place (behind us) in the division.

I hate to say it because I loved watching him as a player, but Mike Munchak has legitimate problems getting the Titans up to play opponents. I have seen them come out "flat" and just straight up sloppy more often than not. I don't know if it's X's and O's/playcalling or if it's player motivation that are his bugaboo's but he just looks overmatched on most Sundays. Kinda sucks, I know boo Titans and all that, but Mike Munchak was a childhood hero of mine, and he's really not a guy that runs his mouth too much so I don't have to hate him.

Playoffs
05-05-2013, 11:49 AM
I really liked what the Jaguars did. Denard Robinson could be a poor man's Tavon Austin. Josh Evans good value in 6th.

Titans close behind. Finally addressed the o-line.

Colts, not so much. Thornton was unimpressive to me. Really a one man draft, imo.