2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Titans
Alabama Crimson Tide offensive guard Chance Warmack is the best interior line prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft class. He is a thick and explosive blocker that should excel at the next level given his excellent strength and tenacity.
Warmack is a natural run blocker. Using his powerful lower body and leg drive, he can dictate terms with opposing defenders to create running lanes. Not only is he strong, but he is a student of the game with proficient technique. Shows a good knee-bend without leaning too far forward. He has a good awareness and can pick up blitzers without over-committing to one assignment.
The 6'3", 320 lb. guard is also very good in pass protection. He utilizes a good punch and arm extension to keep defenders away from his body. Good footwork helps him from getting eaten up by bull rushers. Does well to hold his ground and not walk back into the pocket.
As one of the best offensive guards in this draft class, there is a potential for him to be drafted very early. Warmack can expect to hear his name among the first 15 picks of the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Justin Hunter is looking like the most athletically gifted prospect at his position of the 2013 NFL Draft class. A lean athlete with long arms and reliable hands, he is a former track specialist who still has plenty of upside to blossom into an elite NFL player.
Hunter has elite ball skills. A natural leaper who can catch the ball away from his body and does not wait for the ball to come to him. Can explode off the line and glides downfield. Not particularly strong or physical, he is still learning some of the more nuanced roles a receiver must take (i.e. blocking, using his hands to create space between himself and defenders).
He can stretch the field with good straight line speed. Very well-built with long arms and big hands. Will need to add bulk to his frame, specifically his lower body. Experience is key and should develop nicely in his first few years in the league. Hunter can catch any pass in his area and has good elusiveness to extend the play after the catch.
Hunter really excelled at the combine by putting his raw ability on display. He projects as a late first to early second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Blidi Wreh-Wilson of the University of Connecticut is a tall cornerback prospect with some concerns about his speed. A few analysts have noted he has good speed, while others (specifically at the Senior Bowl) said he struggled to keep up in man coverage.
Wreh-Wilson excels in press coverage and could also fare well in Cover 2 scheme. Very fluid movement skills. Sometimes gets too wide with his feet when transitioning in coverage, which leaves him a step late in pursuit. Good play and route recognition. Gets after the run quickly.
Drops his weight well when in a backpedal. Turns his hips smoothly. Above-average athlete and physicality is not an issue. Tackles and wraps up well for a cornerback. Not afraid to scrap in a pile or crowd. Can shed blockers and has above-average strength in his upper body. He will sometimes take an over-aggressive angle at the ball-carrier. Below-average ball skills. Long arms help him swat away passes but doesn't haul in many interceptions.
Given his long frame and above-average athleticism, Wreh-Wilson projects as an early second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Missouri Tigers Zaviar Gooden is a team leader with excellent athleticism and the talents to contribute as a three-down defender. Excellent coverage skills due to fluidity in lower body. Breaks down well in open space. Elite range for an OLB. Slightly undersized. Big hands. Team captain. Aggressive style of play sometimes has him out of position. Not physical or powerful enough to take on blockers. Sometimes indecisive and a step late (or more) diagnosing certain plays. Quick, fast feet. Not great with pursuit angles. Still growing into position.... [Read More
Cal Golden Bears center Brian Schwenke is one of the top prospects at his position due to his intangibles, short area quickness and tough style of play.
Schwenke has jumped up the draft board in recent weeks. Prototypical size with good height and bulk. Not overtly athletic. Shows good foot speed and can attack second level defenders with ease. Adequate arm length, big hands. No durability concerns and has excellent intangibles on the field. Great awareness for the play and seems to have a feel for where he needs to be at all times. Uses leverage to his advantage. Average strength in lower body. Needs to keep his feet moving while engaged. Stays low off the snap. Very instinctive run blocker.
Plays with a nice chip on his shoulder. Excellent effort and second-effort. Plays to the whistle. Reaction time can be a beat late on blitzes. Can also play guard part-time, has limited experience at that position.
Schwenke projects as a late-second to third round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
LSU Tigers defensive end Lavar Edwards is a long, tall defender. Stuck behind Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery for duration of his collegiate career. Limited opportunities in heavy rotation. Average hand/arm strength. High energy player. Can disengage reliably. Makes first contact using longer arms, but doesn't put enough pop into that first hit. No experience as a starter. A developmental player with limited upside. Can play either end position or inside on the right down. Must learn to use excellent length more to his benefit.... [Read More
Nevada WolfPack cornerback Kahlid Wooten is a nicely built player that fits on the outside. Plays faster than time speed and shows an excellent press-man style. Still, only decent speed. Challenges taller receivers very well. Physical style of play. Good tackling techniques. Strong junior year and showed slight decline as a senior. Lacks necessary concentration at key times, such as turning his head back to make a play on a jump ball. Good hands. Locates the football well. Average recovery speed. Depth player to begin career.... [Read More
Nebraska Huskers free safety Daimion Stafford is a well built prospect with a downhill aggressiveness to his game. Very aggressive against the run. Looks to jump into the box and fling himself at a player's inside leg. Adequate top-end speed. Above-average strength for the position. Step late in reading and diagnosing a play. Plays like an extra linebacker. Looks to devastate players when tackling. Coverage is a work in progress, as is his ability to get after the football in mid-flight. Just a bit too short and heavy for his size.... [Read More