If Tennessee is up again, you know we're getting close to the end of the second round. Jimmy from Music City Miracles, take it away.
Barden is a little bit of an off the board choice here, but the Titans need a playmaking wide receiver. Barden is just that. Plus he hails from an off-the-map school, and the Titans love to take guys from such schools. He is a physical specimen at 6-6 220, and has good speed to go along with it, running a 4.51 40. With those numbers he would be in the discussion to go in the first round if he were from an SEC school instead of Cal Poly. He had a great 2008 campaign with 67 catches for 1,257 yards and 18 TDs and should be able to step in an make some plays in 2009.
MTD thoughts: Indeed, this is a reach, but a good one. Tennessee has to come away from this draft with a starting wide receiver, and Barden is an excellent option.
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