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NFL Network Draft Guru Mike Mayock Talks Titans

Posted Feb 27, 2018

NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock held his pre-NFL Combine conference call on Monday. When asked about the Titans, Mayock ran down some potential o-linemen and d-linemen at pick No.25:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock held his pre-NFL Combine conference call on Monday.

He’ll be in Indianapolis this week watching the top prospects as they prepare for the NFL Draft.

Here’s what Mayock said when asked about the Titans, and pick No.25:

“I think interior O-line and D-line. The way I look at them is I think inside out right now are their priorities,” Mayock said. “If you're looking inside out as an interior offensive lineman, I think there are a lot of really good (players) -- I think (Notre Dame’s) Quenton Nelson will be gone, then after that, it will be interesting to see how the first round plays out. In the first round, (Georgia’s) Isaiah Wynn, (Iowa’s) James Daniels, either of them are probably on the board. But (UTEP’s) Will Hernandez and (Ohio State’s) Billy Price are really good football players also. I think you can be looking in the first or second round at any of those four guys as far as interior offensive linemen are concerned. Even a Braden Smith from Auburn in the second or third round.”

The Titans currently have some questions marks at guard, where Josh Kline is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Also, guard Quinton Spain is a restricted free agent.

Mayock continued, talking about the defensive linemen who could be in play at 25.

“In the defensive line, the interior defensive line, it is stacked early,” Mayock said. “I think the guys that can rush the quarterback are going to be gone quickly. (Washington’s) Vita Vea, (Michigan’s) Maurice Hurst, (Alabama’s) Da'Ron Payne. I think of guys that -- Payne and (Florida’s) Taven Bryan may or may not be on the board at that point. Taven Bryan has been saying he can play the five technique, which is what the basis is in Tennessee. He can also kick down as a sub-rusher. I think he's interesting.

“I think in the second or third round, ascending talent is Andrew Brown from Virginia.”