We're on to the eighth pick of the second round, No. 40 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.
The Tennessee Titans are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is leftcoastlivin. With the forty pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Titans select Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut.
Explanation: Tennessee was very close to having another steal in this draft as Tyler Eifert was starting to look like he was going to be available to add as a weapon for this offense. With Eifert taken and Ertz right after, Tennessee can wait until round 3 to seek help on Offense.
In a division that has Houston with Foster and Andre Johnson, Indy with Luck and the weapons starting to be built around him and Jacksonville....well Houston and Indy. Those two offenses are tough to deal with and landing Floyd was a great start to building the defense to compete. They could look to upgrade the front 7 and add a ILB like a Te'o or Minter , however the 4-3 scheme maybe to much for the questions of speed for these two backers. Sorry Te'o it looks like you are going to continue to fall in this draft.
Tennessee had depth issues in the two units that go mirror each other, DLine and Secondary. Again with Floyd in the first they now can address the Secondary and select Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Wilson provides better size than a Jamar Taylor and doesn't have extreme health questions as a DJ Hayden. Wreh Wilson may look like a safe pick but this guy is known as a physical corner and he can cause some WR fits in the division. So with his size, athleticism and style of play , Wreh Wilson fits perfectly into the Titans much improved defense.
Trevor Woods: Wreh-Wilson may be two inches taller than Jamar Taylor, but he is slower as well. Taylor tan a 4.39, while Wreh-Wilson posted a 4.53 forty. While speed isn't everything, it is a big asset at the position, and something the Titans will be weighing here. Both cornerbacks are physical, I have the higher draft grade for Boise State's Jamar Taylor (late 1st). With that said, Wreh-Wilson played well in his college career and couold turn out to be productive for the Titans. Tennesee could also draft a receiver here (Quinton Patton, Aaron Dobson, Markus Wheaton, Robert Woods).
Nick Chiamardas: I'm a bit surprised that Wreh-Wilson is going before Jamar Taylor. However, Wreh-Wilson has the size scouts covet at the cornerback position. He's not the fastest corner but does is physical enough to jam receivers and knock them off their routes. Solid pick here for Tennessee.
Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1
- Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
- Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
- Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
- Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
- Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
- Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
- Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
- Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
- New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
- Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
- San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
- Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
- Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
- New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
- St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
- Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
- Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
- New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
- Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
- Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
- St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
- Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
- Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
- Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
- Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
- Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
- Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
- New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
- Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
- San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
- Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
- Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
- San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
- Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
- Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
- Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
- Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame [Explanation]
- New York Jets -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford [Explanation]
- Tennessee Titans -- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut