SB Nation New York 2011 NFL Mock Draft: With Eighth Pick, Tennessee Selects ...

Prince Amakumara, CB, Nebraska.

The Tennessee Titans really need a quarterback since they are moving on from the Vince Young debacle. The two quarterbacks who the Titans could go for at this point -- Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert -- are already gone and Ryan Mallett and Jake Locker seem like big reaches at this point.

Thus, the Titans do the next-best thing and take Amakumara to address their need at cornerback. Amakumara is considered good value at this point, and the Titans can address the quarterback position in the second round.

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley is a consideration here, talent-wise, but there are so many concerns about his character and attitude make the Titans pass here. After their experiences with Young and Albert Haynesworth they won't want to take that type of risk with a pick this early in the draft.

Draft Countdown calls Amakumara "A well-rounded player with the physical tools and intangibles to be a legitimate #1 corner in the NFL."


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