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A.J. McCarron may have finished 0-2 with Alabama, but you still can't discount all of the other great things he did as the starting quarterback. Somehow leading his team to two consecutive national titles despite playing against such a difficult schedule should be tops on that list of accomplishments.
Whichever team ends up with McCarron will be getting a guy that is already as battle tested as a college quarterback can get entering the NFL.
The Titans have to start prepping for the worst case scenario in 2014, which would be that Jake Locker continues to have the same problems he's had in his first three NFL seasons.
McCarron may not be NFL-ready just yet. However, he's a guy that can sit on the bench and come in if needed. He's extremely intelligent when it comes to reading defenses, and he's a pro-style quarterback that the Titans need to run their offense if Locker can't get it done.
There's a wide consensus on where McCarron could fall in the draft according to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com. Unless a team really shows a desire for McCarron in the 1st round, then the Titans will be able to wait until the 2nd round or later to nab their quarterback.
The quarterback situation isn't bad enough for the Titans to reach for another quarterback in the 1st round. They have other needs that need to be taken care of with that 11th overall pick, especially considering how many quarterbacks are available in this draft class.