And with the #30 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans Select...

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                               California C Alex Mack

Lvl. 99 with the pick...

Coming into the 2009 NFL Draft, the Titans are coming off a league best 13-3 regular season record. The team has the luxury of not having to plug any major holes, so they are in a position to draft the Best Player Available. With that being said the Titans could use some improvement with depth at offensive line, a true #1 wide receiver, an upgrade at linebacker, and a bit of help at the cornerback position. In fact, come draft day, I believe the Titans will address most of these needs. But alas this mock is only for the first round so this is where we shall concentrate our efforts.

So far we have seen some big names taken off the board, but there remain some big fish in the pond. Some of the players the Titans will have to take a hard look at will be DJ Moore/CB, Vanderbilt and Darius Butler/CB, Connecticut. Both of these players are physical corners and are capable of helping out the return game on special teams. Either of these two players would come in Day 1 and compete for a starting job with current incumbent, an aging, Nick Harper. It would make sense for the Titans to pick one of these guys, but the Titans have been burned in the past with their selections of cornerbacks in the first round. Adam “Pacman” Jones in 2005 and Andre Woolfolk in 2003, who? Andre who? Exactly.

In the 2009 Draft look for Tennessee Titans to think about taking a corner in the first round, but in the end go with the pick that catches everyone off guard,

Alex Mack/C, California, said to be the best center prospect coming out in the last decade and looked phenomenal at the senior bowl. Last year, when the Titans lost to the Ravens in the divisional round, one could point to two reasons this happened. The first would be that a majority of the Ravens players; particularly on defense, are criminals, thugs, and bullies. With that mindset and seeing that Chris Johnson was running all over them they decided to cheat and break his ankle at the bottom of a pileup. The second reason would be that, Kevin Mawae, Tennessee’s All Pro center, was injured and didn’t play. Mawae was born in 1971 and has been hit by the injury bug twice in the last three years. The fact that this guy played at such a high level for any period of time is a bonus for the Titans. Mawae needs to be replaced sooner rather than later and with a team that depends so heavily on the run as the Titans do the chance of getting the best center in a very deep class is a boon. Mack may have slipped passed the Eagles and the Vikings but his fall is over, with the 30th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select Alex Mack/C, California.

Previous pick: WR Darrius Heyward-Bay

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock: Arizona Cardinals (THE_TRUTH)

Click over for the schedule and current draft results.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date Community Approval
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th Forgot to do a poll
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th 67%
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th 56%
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th 46%
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th 37%
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th 43%
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th 38%
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th 29%
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th 68%
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th 61%
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th 50%
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd 58%
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd 64%
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th 46%
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th 61%
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th 58%
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez Weds., March 25th 77%
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice QB Josh Freeman Thursday, March 26th 28%
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory DT Peria Jerry Thursday, March 26th 45%
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford DE Aaron Maybin
Friday, March 27th 54%
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday, March 27th 60%
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 WR Hakeem Nicks Monday, March 30th 53%
23 New England Patriots - connerman RB Chris Wells Monday, March 30th 43%
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose LB Clay Matthews Tuesday, March 31st 53%
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj LB Brian Cushing Tuesday, March 31st 73%
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S CB Alphonso Smith Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary LB James Laurinaitis Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717 OT Eben Britton Thursday, April 2nd
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s WR Darrius Heyward-Bay Thursday, April 2nd
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99 C Alex Mack
Friday, April 3rd
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH
Friday, April 3rd
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33
Monday, April 6th

 

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