The draft board hasn't gotten much smaller for the Titans after three rounds. Here's the top targets the Titans should have heading into the final day of the draft.
1. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
It appears that the team will have a strong shot at getting one of the SEC quarterbacks in this draft class. Tom Savage and a handful of other quarterbacks are also minor possibilities.
Murray makes sense here, and he could eventually end up being a major steal in the fourth round. Bringing him in would be the perfect scenario for the Titans. There's no pressure to start him right away, giving him time to develop. The pick also gives Jake Locker one more chance to prove himself.
2. Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
If Murray isn't there, then the Titans should take their second-best option at quarterback. That guy should be Mettenberger. Even with the minor concerns leading up to the draft, you still can't dismiss the rocket of an arm he has.
Much like the case of drafting Murray, Mettenberger could sit behind Locker for at least a year. He'd get some time to develop under the direction of Ken Whisenhunt.
3. Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State
The Titans never addressed outside linebacker after Anthony Barr unexpectedly went before the team picked at No. 11.
Christian Jones is a guy who should be targeted in the fourth round. He would be an instant contributor on special teams and would also provide key depth.
4. Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
Cornerback can't be forgotten here. The team needs to add depth behind Jason McCourty, Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
I've been high on Rashaad Reynolds for a while now as a mid-round pick for the Titans. He plays a physical style and is well-rounded.
5. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
Yes, the Titans have three players on their current draft board that are SEC quarterbacks. That's just how the chips have fallen.
Out of the three, AJ McCarron looks like the biggest project and risk. He has great knowledge and leadership qualities, but his arm strength is concerning. He's not an ideal choice, and the Titans would almost be better off trying their luck with Tyler Wilson at third-string.
6. James Gayle, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
Another position that could use some attention is defensive end. The Titans need one more guy to come in as a rotational type of player, someone who can simply come in and put pressure on the quarterback.
James Gayle has the versatility to start in a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive front, according to Rob Rang of CBSSports.com. Just what the Titans need to find in the middle rounds.
7. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
This is another defensive lineman who can be plugged in for depth. The Titans need as much depth as they can manage to get lining up on the edge.
Adding a big rusher like Stinson to the defense would be productive.
8. Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
Perhaps the last-ditch effort for a quarterback this year might end up being Logan Thomas. He has the physical makeup and mobility for the position, but he would definitely be a project in every sense of the word.
This pick would certainly make Locker's seat a little bit cooler heading into training camp. However, it would still do the deed of giving the Titans some options at the position when training camp rolls around.
9. A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State
I had A.C. Leonard originally mocked to go to the Titans, and he should still have a spot on the Titans' draft board. He's an athletic tight end and has potential to develop into a nice pass-catching tight end.
10. Chris Boswell, K, Rice
The Titans wouldn't be crazy to draft a kicker once they feel their other major needs are addressed. Boswell has a strong leg that makes him a top choice to maybe replace Bironas.
11. Ken Bishop, DT, Northern Illinois
Here's another guy that I had previously mocked for Tennessee in the seventh round. I could still see him slipping that far and the Titans taking him. They need more big bodies to help in stopping the run.
12. Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
Teams can afford to take more risks on guys with character concerns later in the draft. Colt Lyerla fits into this scenario of having plenty of red flags, but his athleticism is off the charts. He might be worth the gamble if he falls far enough down.
Sixth round or later and the Titans should pull the trigger on Lyerla. The possible reward is too hard to resist.