With the NFL Draft just around the corner, the Tennessee Titans, who have the number one overall pick, have some big decisions to make. They could do what everyone thinks they will and take offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, trade the pick away or make NFL history by drafting a defensive back first overall, which head coach Mike Mularkey seems to be okay with.
Mularkey spoke with reporters at the NFL owners meetings this week and talked about his team’s options with the first pick in April. Charlie Campbell of Walter Football reported that Mularkey would be completely fine with taking a defensive back, namely Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, with their pick.
“The ability to play corner at a high level, safety [as well],” Mularkey said. “If he had to put him at the nickel and play the tight ends that are playing at a high level, he could do that. I like his size. I certainly like the way he tackles, a very aggressive player. It is rare to have a cover guy that will come up and strike you like he will. Smart, a lot of things about him that stood out on tape and in the interview. Again we’re talking about a 15-minute interview, but most of them did a very good job with the interview.”
Ramsey has long been considered one of the most athletic players in the draft and quite possibly the best player overall. It probably wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see the Titans take him, especially with how well he has performed since the end of the college football season.
No matter if Mike Murlarkey wants to take Tunsil and complete a dominant offensive line or take Ramsey and add a gifted player to their secondary, the Titans have some good options and it will be interesting to see what they do in April.
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