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VolunteerHillbilly

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The Titans got a very good quarterback in Cole McDonald
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While he can read defenses and throw with touch, he doesn't have the timing or ball placement to make up for his weak arm. He needs to work to a condensed field as a pro, but even then, jumpy cornerbacks could feast since he struggles to work with consistent anticipation to limit contested throws. He's a decent athlete, but it's not enough to offset his throwing deficiencies.
 

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Clowney is not this important
No, but the way he handled the front end of the draft, taking a luxury pick over a position of immediate need would make him incompetent, that's my only point. The way he's handled it makes me think he feels as confident as one can he's in the bag. You disagree with that assessment? If so why?
 

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I am good with this draft for the first four picks. Those guys will be good. The last two were weird with Blankenship sitting there and any number of players over a mediocre MAC level S. McDonald is probably practice squad.

But gained with the pick trade and comp pick in the third for next year as Burhead posted.
 

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Damnit, we needed a kicker badly. I don't get the last pick at all when a position of need was there in Blankenship. Really don't get it, I didn't like the first pick at all. A luxury pick when we had immediate needs. I think he will develop into a starter eventually but be won't be an immediate starter.

I really like the running back pick, he'll help us on special teams and give us an option when Henry needs a blow.
 

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Damnit, we needed a kicker badly. I don't get the last pick at all when a position of need was there in Blankenship. Really don't get it, I didn't like the first pick at all. A luxury pick when we had immediate needs. I think he will develop into a starter eventually but be won't be an immediate starter.

I really like the running back pick, he'll help us on special teams and give us an option when Henry needs a blow.
OT was a priority you don't want to go into the season hoping to rely on Dennis Kelly as your starting OT all season long.
 

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OT was a priority you don't want to go into the season hoping to rely on Dennis Kelly as your starting OT all season long.
We had bigger needs at CB and DE. Kelly is serviceable but not a quality starting tackle. We had nothing at nickel and DE is a bigger need with no Clowney. We really needed two quality CB and only got one, there were other positions we failed to bolster as well.

I realize e have up a lot of sacks last year and while I agree the OT position needed to be addressed I felt Kelly was a decent stop gap. A lot of those sacks we gave up were coverage sacks, we need to either be a lot more creative on third or we need to get better in the passing game, something we did not do a good job of in this draft, we got a RB with some skill catching the ball but we need more to take the next step, hell we got lucky and hot at the right time, felt like it was lightening in a bottle. I'm afraid we take a step back next year in regular season wins but I hope I'm wrong, we really needed to get better on defense and I'm not sure I can say that as the team stands right now. If Clowney some that could change.
 

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We had bigger needs at CB and DE. Kelly is serviceable but not a quality starting tackle. We had nothing at nickel and DE is a bigger need with no Clowney. We really needed two quality CB and only got one, there were other positions we failed to bolster as well.

I realize e have up a lot of sacks last year and while I agree the OT position needed to be addressed I felt Kelly was a decent stop gap. A lot of those sacks we gave up were coverage sacks, we need to either be a lot more creative on third or we need to get better in the passing game, something we did not do a good job of in this draft, we got a RB with some skill catching the ball but we need more to take the next step, hell we got lucky and hot at the right time, felt like it was lightening in a bottle. I'm afraid we take a step back next year in regular season wins but I hope I'm wrong, we really needed to get better on defense and I'm not sure I can say that as the team stands right now. If Clowney some that could change.
The Marshall DB we drafted played a lot at corner.
 

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