The Titans can't afford to have Wimbley and Morgan play so many snaps in 2013.
The Tennessee Titans have four picks in the books. They've taken the road-grader at guard with Chance Warmack, the Kenny Britt replacement in Justin Hunter, the potential slot/outside cornerback in Blidi Wreh-Wilson and outside linebacker depth in Zaviar Gooden.
What will Day 3 of the draft hold for the Titans? The trade with the San Francisco 49ers left the team with four picks in the final four rounds.
The Titans have not addressed their need for defensive end depth in the first four picks. There's no doubt that the team will pick a player who can set the edge on Day 3 of the draft.
Derrick Morgan led the team with 6.5 sacks last year. It has been two years since the Titans had a double-digit sacker. Alex Okafor has that ability. He had 19.5 sacks in his last two years at Texas.
A hip injury limited Okafor's offseason and kept him from the NFL combine. When Texas had its pro day, Okafor ran a pedestrian 4.88 40-yard dash.
Okafor doesn't lack for strength. His main move is the bull rush. It's hard to top his final college game, a 4.5-sack performance against Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
The fifth round seems like a good time to try for a small-school prospect. Rontez Miles is from the confusingly named California University of Pennsylvania, via Kent State. He's a free safety who likes to hit and was used as a blitzing linebacker at times. Speed and size are good for the position.
While Miles was used as a deep safety in college, he's probably more of a strong safety in the NFL. While he has the speed to cover a big part of the field, he doesn't track the ball well and isn't a good player for covering wideouts.
Markelle Martin didn't play a down last year, and while he was highly regarded as a prospect, he needs to show it in training camp. Miles would challenge Martin and ensure that the Titans have some quality depth at the position, which was not the case in 2012.
You really can't beat a trophy filled with potatoes.
When you get the opportunity to draft the MVP of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, you run to the podium.
The game, in which Kerwynn Williams ran for 182 yards in the fourth quarter, showed his resiliency. He fumbled deep in his own territory early in the final quarter, and on the following possession he ran for a 63-yard touchdown.
Running backs aren't exactly flying off the draft boards in the first three rounds, so the Titans should be able to find a good one with their sixth-round compensatory pick. He's a great receiver but would struggle in pass protection, so he may not be a good fit as a third-down back.
Depth in the interior offensive line never hurts.
A three-year starter at LSU sounds like a good way to round out the draft. P.J. Lonergan can play guard or center and should be able to challenge Rob Turner, Chris Spencer and Kevin Matthews to earn a backup lineman spot on the roster.
Lonergan isn't a terribly mobile or athletic prospect, so don't expect him to make a big impact in the second level. He will stick around in the league due to being a technically sound player who is physical, and that's what you need in the trenches.