2012 NFL Mock Draft: Tennesee Selects Brandon Jenkins (DE, FSU) at No. 8
Like many other picks in the 2012 draft, the Titans first round pick will depend on whether or not they can land a quarterback in 2011.
If the Titans can, than I expect them to take the defensive end route in this draft. Brandon Jenkins is as talented as they come at this position and should easily be a top 10 pick in 2012.
Jenkins recorded 14 sacks last season along with 56 tackles. Entering his junior year, he is one of the top defensive lineman in college football.
I see Jenkins in the next level similar to Ravens linebacker/defensive end Terrell Suggs. They both played similar speed rush games in college and are athletic enough to play both positions at the next level.
If the Titans do not take a quarterback or defensive end at this spot, don’t be surprised if they give a inside linebacker a look at eighth overall.
|1.Carolina: DE Quinton Coples (North Carolina)||2. Denver: QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) ||3. Buffalo: QB Matt Barkley (USC) ||4. Cincinnati: OT Matt Kahil (USC)|
|5. Arizona: OT Jonathon Martin (Stanford) ||6. Cleveland: LB Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State) ||7. San Francisco: DT Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) ||8. Tennessee: DE Brandon Jenkins (Florida State) |
|9. Dallas: S Mark Barron (Alabama) ||10. Washington: WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) ||11. Houston: CB Janoris Jenkins (Florida) ||12. Minnesota WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)|
|13. Detroit: LB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama) ||14. St. Louis: RB Knile Davis (Arkansas) ||15. Miami: RB LaMichael James (Oregon) ||16. Jacksonville: CB Cliff Harris (Oregon) |
|17. Oakland: CB Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska) ||18. San Diego: OT Matt Reynolds (BYU) ||19. New York Giants: OT Nate Potter (Boise State) ||20. Tampa Bay: LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame)|
|21. Kansas City: LB Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) ||22. Indianapolis: QB Landry Jones (Oklahoma) ||23. Philadelphia: DT Jared Crick (Nebraska) ||24.New Orleans: DE Bruce Irvin (West Virginia) |
|25.Seattle: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) ||26. Baltimore: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) ||27. Atlanta: LB Sean Spence (Miami) ||28. New England: OT Mike Adams (Ohio State)|
|29. Chicago: WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) ||30. New York Jets: DE Vince Browne (Northwestern) ||31. Pittsburgh: OT Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State) ||32. Green Bay: RB Chris Polk (Washington)|
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