The moment Mike Vrabel was hired as the Titans new head coach, I knew their first pick would be a pass rusher. When a first-time coach is hired, they usually opt to take a player that fits their specialty (defense in this case).
Davenport is a raw prospect that is falling down the draft board. He will need hands on learning and should get that kind of attention in Tennessee. Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan aren’t getting any younger, so Davenport will bring some youth to a defensive front that desperately needs it. (Justin)
Previous Pick: Harold Landry
Moving back 10 spots works out for the Ravens as they can still select their potential number one receiver.
Sutton has size, speed, hands and can move, but he didn’t play against the toughest competition. The adjustment for receivers into the NFL in the last several seasons has been tough, but Sutton has all of the talent to be the top receiving threat for the Ravens.
Adding John Brown and Michal Crabtree shouldn’€™t stop Baltimore from making this pick. They have had issues with their receiving corps for years, and this year is no different. (Stephen)
Previous Pick: Atlanta selects Marcus Davenport
The Saints are a team that doesn’€™t have many needs. Drew Brees continues to play at a high level and the defense is much improved.
They will choose the best player on the board or look to trade back. In this situation, New Orleans decides to beef up their defensive line by selecting Da’Ron Payne.
Payne was a force for Nick Saban last year at Alabama. He has a great blend of run stopping ability along with pass rushing skills. The Saints get a great player late in the first round. (Justin)
Previous Pick: Unchanged