2015 NFL Draft: AFC South Draft Grades

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Feb 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster speaks at a press conference during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans held the keys to the 2015 NFL Draft and despite some impressive offers rumored to be on the phones, they gave up the chance to build a possible juggernaut through future draft picks and opted to secure their franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota. At the time, I gave this pick a B+. It was bold of the Titans to stand by their board and get the guy they believe will be the next great Titans quarterback.

Here’s how the whole draft shook out for the Titans, by round:

1) Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

2) Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri

3) Jeremiah Poutasi, OG, Utah

4) Angelo Blackson, DT, Auburn

4) Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama

5) David Cobb, RB, Minnesota

6) Deiontrez Mount, OLB, Louisville

6) Andy Gallick, C, Boston College

7) Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

There were a lot of things to like about the Titans’ 2015 NFL Draft. They got their franchise quarterback, they added an incredibly talented wide receiver in Green-Beckham, I loved seeing them get David Cobb in the fifth round as well. Drafting a fourth round fullback is a bit odd, but not unheard of. Overall, though, it was a draft that saw the Tennessee Titans taking a chance on a lot of players. Sure, Green-Beckham could be great, but he could also be hanging up his cleats after just a couple of seasons. Mariota could be great, but he’s a bit of a project at quarterback (which is exactly what Zach Mettenberger is, too). I like the upside potential. I don’t like all the risk. Cobb may turn out to be their most reliable draft pick from the 2015 NFL Draft.

TENNESSEE TITANS. B. . 4th in 2014. AFC South

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