The final results have been tallied, and with exactly 333 votes cast, the Mock Roger Goodell steps up to the mock podium and mock says:
(Ed. note: Mock Goodell totally mock stumbled over mock Prince's mock last name while he was mock announcing it.)
The voting was pretty close in this one, with Amukamara garnering a third of the votes, followed by Nick Fairley getting the runner-up spot with 21% and DaQuan Bowers in third place with 18%.
Next up is the Tennessee Titans--a team that will most likely look very different from their 2010 iteration. They jettisoned Jeff Fisher, the longest tenured head coach in the league before his ouster. They're in the process of getting rid of "franchise" quarterback Vince Young. And there is roughly a 100% chance that the Titans saw enough of the Randy Moss Experiment to realize he won't be back in a Tennessee uniform next year. Let's take a look at where they might go.
Quarterback has to be the most pressing issue for the Titans in the draft, especially with the lack of free agency due to the lockout. Vince Young is out and Kerry Collins is old--even though Newton and Gabbert are off the board here, Tennessee has to address their QB situation one way or another.
They could also use depth in all three of the main defensive categories (D-line, LB, and secondary), as they ranked 26th in total defense last year. Whoever the quarterback may be for Tennessee in 2011 could probably afford a couple more targets as well; Kenny Britt had a breakout season in 2010, but the rest of the wide receivers on the roster are role players at best.
So what say you, mighty and wise Daily Norseman readers? How should the Titans use their pick?
Picks Thus Far
- - , QB, Auburn
- - , CB, LSU
- - , DT, Alabama
- Cincinnati - , QB, Missouri
- - , LB, Texas A&M
- Cleveland Browns - A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
- San Francisco 49ers - Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
With the eighth pick in the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans select. . .
Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn (144 votes)
DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson (49 votes)
Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina (17 votes)
Jake Locker, QB, Washington (51 votes)
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas (44 votes)
Julio Jones, WR, Alabama (34 votes)
Other (specify in comments) (3 votes)
342 total votes