Kiper Mock Draft 1.0: Titans

The Tennessee Titans own the 11th overall pick in the upcoming draft after a 7-9 season that got Mike Munchak fired.

With new coach Ken Whisenhunt working with general manager Ruston Webster, the Titans could go any number of directions.

Jake Locker is a quarterback heading into his fourth year, and we don’t yet know how Whisenhunt feels about him. Whisenhunt has had success with pocket passers, so the Titans could look for a drop-back, pro-style guy if there is one to be found.

The Titans might be converting to a 3-4 defense and would need to start to revamp the defensive line and linebacking personnel. Is Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan a guy who could fit the new front? Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley looks like he could play in any scheme.

They could also need secondary help. Strong safety Bernard Pollard was excellent last season. Will the new regime try to re-sign him, or will strong safety be a priority need?

Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner is heading for free agency, but they might have enough in-house to replace him with Coty Sensabaugh, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Tommie Campbell.

The Titans added three new starters to the offensive line last year, two of them draft picks. But they’re going to need another. David Stewart is banged up and overpaid. They should be able to find a starting-caliber right tackle outside of the first round.

Check out Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 1.0 to see who he believes the Titans might wind up with in the first round.