Tennessee Titans 2008 Draft
• Pick No. 24: Tennessee Titans select Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
Pro analysis: Did anyone see this coming? Johnson adds blazing speed to the Tennessee backfield — he ran a 4.24 40 at the combine — and is the yin to LenDale White's yang. But this seems like a clear admission that the Titans missed on speedster Chris Henry in the second round last year. It also doesn't address the Titans' glaring need at WR and the depth they're now lacking on the D-line with Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy gone. erhaps the Titans will be running the Wing-T in 2008.
College analysis: Chris Johnson had two huge games for East Carolina as a senior, running for 301 yards against Memphis and then ending the year with a 223-yard effort against Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. He has tremendous speed and always was a threat to make a big play. The concern that showed with Johnson was his games against tougher competition. He only had just 123 combined yards on the ground against Virginia Tech, North Carolina and West Virginia.
• Pick 54: Tennessee Titans select Jason Jones, DT, Eastern Michigan
Pro analysis: Obviously the Titans don't think WR is as big a need as the "experts" do, opting for Jones in Round 2. Unlike Chris Johnson in Round 1, though, Jones seems like a need pick for a line that lost DE Travis LaBoy and Antwan Odom and DT Randy Starks. Jones can learn a lot by watching Albert Haynesworth and could soon find himself starting alongside Haynesworth.
85... Craig Steves TE Cal
126... Acquired from Dallas for Adam "Pac-Man" Jones plus a 2009 6th round pick that, depending on circumstances, could result in the Titans giving Dallas a 2009 4th or 5th round pick.
103... William Hayes DE Winston-Salem
126... Lavelle Hawkins WR Cal
134... Stanford Keglar LB Perdue
229... Cary Williams CB Washburn
Last edited by BrAinPaiNt : 04-27-2008 at 06:25 PM.