For Titans, Drafting Chance Warmack Looks Like a No-Brainer

Chad MintonCorrespondent IApril 15, 2013

Mar 13, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Chance Warmack runs a drill during Alabama pro day at the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports
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The pairing of the Tennessee Titans and Chance Warmack is starting to look like a match made in heaven as the NFL draft is less than two weeks away.

If Warmack slips by some of the suitors that will have an interest in him, like the Bills or Cardinals, then the Titans have to jump all over it.

The idea of the Titans solidifying their offensive line sets up head coach Mike Munchak to have no excuses on turning things around this season.

Warmack seems excited to play under two Hall of Fame offensive lineman, and bringing in a prospect that is fully excited to play for your organization is always a plus.

Munchak obviously knows a thing or two about how an NFL offensive line becomes successful, and pairing up Warmack with newly acquired Andy Levitre would be a major boost from last season's abysmal performance at protecting Jake Locker.

Furthermore, Locker also will have no excuses on dramatically improving his game. He'll have much better pass protection by picking up Warmack.

The only other prospect that would, maybe, trump selecting Warmack would be drafting Dee Milliner, but most mock drafts have Milliner off the board before the Titans' 10th-overall pick.

The cornerback position is a puzzling one because it's unclear what's going to happen with Alterraun Verner when he becomes a free agent after the 2013 season.

Verner has shown moderate success but doesn't seem like a long-term solution for the Titans.

You could also make a reasonable argument that defensive line is still an issue. After all, Kamerion Wimbley remains the biggest threat to rush the passer.

That may not be good enough if the Titans are going to improve on their 6-10 record from 2012.

With that said, the Titans can be fully effective at addressing both of those needs later in the draft. Getting a player like Warmack is something the Titans have to take advantage of if the opportunity presents itself.

It's just too perfect of a fit for the Titans not to select Warmack. Their offensive line can be the team's strength for years to come by taking Warmack.