1. (8) QB Jake Locker, Washington: I think that this was a reach for Locker, but I get the fact that the Titans have a need at quarterback. Locker’s accuracy and mechanics are question marks, but he could develop into a solid player.
2. (39) OLB Akeem Ayers, UCLA: Ayers is a nice pickup here, as he was considered a first-round talent by most people. I think he can contribute immediately, and I like his upside.
3. (77) DT Jurrell Casey, USC: Casey is a good value here, and he fills a pretty big need for the Titans along the defensive line. He will challenge for a starting spot next season more than likely.
4. (109) OLB Colin McCarthy, Miami: This is a good spot for McCarthy, and it fills another need for the Titans. He will boost the depth at the linebacker position.
4. (130) RB Jamie Harper, Clemson: This is a pretty big reach for Harper here, and there were a lot of other backs available here who were more talented.
5. (142) DT Karl Klug, Iowa: I’m a big fan of Klug, and I think he’ll be a good player. He’s a little undersized, but he has a terrific motor.
6. (175) OT Byron Stingily, Louisville: This will help improve the depth along the offensive line, and Stingily should be a nice backup.
7. (212) DT Zach Clayton, Auburn: Clayton is a decent pick here, but he does fill the need for more depth at the defensive tackle position.
7. (251) S Tommie Campbell, California(PA): Campbell is a bit of a surprise here, as I feel like there were a few more talented safeties available here.
Final Grade: C+
I was a bit shocked to hear Locker’s name called at No. 8 overall, but they did need a quarterback. I really liked the Titans picks in Rounds 2 and 3, and I think that Ayers and Casey fill big needs for the Titans. The rest of the picks will provide some depth at certain positions, but I don’t really see any of those players turning into starters in the future.