2011 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Is Happy to See Nick Fairley Drop to No. 8
Will Nick Fairley Fall to Tennessee at No. 8?
Nick Fairley burst onto the scene this year for Auburn. He not only helped lead the Tigers to a BCS Championship but he also was awarded the Lombardi award given to the nations best lineman or linebacker and he was awarded the BCS National Championship MVP for his performance against Oregon.
Despite all the success Fairley had this year there are still a lot of concerns about how he will translate to the NFL. His body shape isn’t ideal for a defensive tackle and he has only had one full year as a contributor on a major college team. There have also been questions about him being a dirty player.
At the combine Fairley did perform very well. He showed a lot of explosion in his position drills and he did the drills despite a shoulder injury.
The Titans have not had the same defensive success since the departure of prized free agent Albert Haynesworth so I think Fairley would be an outstanding addition to the Titans because he could fill that void.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Marcell Dareus, DT |
2. Denver Broncos: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
|17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT|
18. San Diego Chargers: Adrian Clayborn, DE
19. New York Giants: Gabe Carimi, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Houston, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR
7. San Francisco: Patrick Peterson, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyron Smith, OT|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Danny Watkins, OG
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Pouncey, OG
24. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|9. Dallas Cowboys: J.J Watt, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: Cam Newton, QB
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Mallett, QB|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Rahim Moore, FS
27. Atlanta Falcons: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
28. New England Patriots: Akeem Ayers, OLB
|13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Jordan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Anthony Castonzo, OT|
30. New York Jets: Randall Cobb, WR
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Derek Sherrod, OT
32. Green Bay Packers: Jimmy Smith, CB
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