HOUSTON - OCTOBER 22: Defensive lineman Vinny Curry #99 of the Marshall Thundering Herd lines up against the Houston Cougars at Robertson Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. We continue the second round with the Tennessee Titans with the No. 52 pick.
With the 52nd pick in the SB Nation NFL writer's mock draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry.
Jimmy from Music City Miracles checks in after the jump with his reasoning behind the pick and I respond. Make sure to check out MusicCityMiracles.com for the latest on the Titans.
Jimmy explains: The Titans pass rush last season was horrible. They did add Kamerion Wimbley in free agency, but they still need a lot more help. Curry is one of those high motor guys that can come in and be a pass rushing specialist from the day he steps on the field. They will eventually want him to do more, but they will be perfectly happy if he can just come in this season and create some havoc on passing downs.
The Titans’ front office would be thrilled to walk away with Dre Kirkpatrick in the first and Curry in the second. Kirkpatrick fills the hole left by Cortland Finnegan, and Curry gives them an instant threat to get after the quarterback.
Dan Kadar responds: This draft would be a dream scenario for the Titans. Many think the Titans should go with a defensive end in the first round, but landing a player like Curry here is both plausible and a great choice. The team can add offensive line help in later rounds. Curry would see playing time immediately and could become a factor faster than some other ends who have already come off the board.
Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects
|1||Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||QB||Stanford||Story|
|2||Washington Redskins||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor||Story|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||Matt Kalil||OT||USC||Story|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma State||Story|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Morris Claiborne||CB||LSU||Story|
|6||St. Louis Rams||Trent Richardson||RB||Alabama||Story|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Quinton Coples||DE||North Carolina||Story|
|8||Miami Dolphins||Ryan Tannehill||QB||Texas A&M||Story|
|9||Carolina Panthers||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||Story|
|10||Buffalo Bills||Mike Adams||OT||Ohio State||Story|
|11||Kansas City Chiefs||Riley Reiff||OT||Iowa||Story|
|12||Seattle Seahawks||Courtney Upshaw||OLB||Alabama||Story|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||Jonathan Martin||OT||Stanford||Story|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||David DeCastro||G||Stanford||Story|
|15||Philadelphia Eagles||Luke Kuechly||LB||Boston College||Story|
|16||New York Jets||Melvin Ingram||DE||South Carolina||Story|
|17||Cincinnati Bengals||Stephon Gilmore||CB||South Carolina||Story|
|18||San Diego Chargers||Mark Barron||S||Alabama||Story|
|19||Chicago Bears||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||Story|
|20||Tennessee Titans||Dre Kirkpatrick||CB||Alabama||Story|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Cordy Glenn||OT||Georgia||Story|
New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots
New York Giants
St. Louis Rams
|36||Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|39||St. Louis Rams
||Alshon Jeffery||WR||South Carolina
|44||Kansas City Chiefs
|47||New York Jets
|48||New England Patriots
|49||San Diego Chargers
How would you grade the Titans' choice of Vinny Curry?
A (86 votes)
B (30 votes)
C (6 votes)
D (4 votes)
F (7 votes)
133 total votes