It came down to the last Saturday of the season for the Tennessee Titans to be eliminated from playoff contention, and there is certainly finger-pointing as to how it all went down. As such, this 2023 Titans NFL Mock Draft aims to fix the biggest issues from the 2022 season in Nashville. In these scenarios, trades were active among others via the Mock Draft Simulator, but the Titans held steady and did not make any moves.
Latest Tennessee Titans 2023 NFL Mock Draft
Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU | Round 1, Pick 11
With the 11th pick, it’s almost certain that the top tackle will be off the board, and it’s too high to draft a center. Since this is a no-trade scenario, Quentin Johnston‘s availability is a no-brainer for the Titans.
He’s a massive man with big-play ability and refined routes for a man his size. Johnston has sure hands and can physically dominate any defender put in front of him. Finding him the ball won’t be difficult with his ability to separate at the line of scrimmage and at every level of the field.
Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma | Round 2, Pick 41
Tackle is arguably the biggest need for Tennessee in this draft class right now. As the top tackle was off the board in Round 1, Anton Harrison vaults up the draft board for the Titans.
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The big man from Oklahoma has some versatility in his game, having played a bit of right tackle, but left tackle is where he goes for the length of his career. At 6’5″ and 315 pounds, Harrison’s strength for his frame is impressive, but his movement skills are what highlight his play. He’s as terrific on the ground as he is in pass sets and should be a coveted player at this stage of the draft.
Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia | Round 3, Pick 72
Sedrick Van Pran dominated — as did the rest of the Georgia Bulldogs — in 2022, capitalizing his play with a commanding national championship performance. In that game, Van Pran was routinely on the giving end of highlight-reel blocks both in the passing and rushing game.
He’s the leader of a dominant unit with a terrific all-around game. Van Pran’s balance is unmatched, and he’s an attacking force in both facets.
Habakkuk Baldonado, EDGE, Pittsburgh | Round 5, Pick 144
A former mixed martial artist from Italy, there’s no question Habakkuk Baldonado knows how to use his hands. What really separates him from the pack is his ability to move his massive frame the way he does.
You can watch Baldonado play and not realize that he stands 6’5″ and 260 pounds because of how fast he plays. Baldonado is a blur on the screen at times and completely flattens blockers at others.
The scariest part for the 31 teams that don’t draft him? He’s still ascending.
Brandon Kipper, G, Oregon State | Round 6, Pick 172
Moving to the inside in 2022, Brandon Kipper made his presence known to the rest of the nation. A former right tackle with documented success, Kipper was even more dominant at guard this past season.
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The big man can move very well in space and is a pass-protecting specialist. His versatility will pay dividends in the short term, while his likely landing spot is at guard for the next decade or so.
Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State | Round 7, Pick 206
There will be plenty of teams coveting Deuce Vaughn as the draft goes on. And of those teams, his size will always be a concern. Standing at just 5’6″ and 176 pounds, Vaughn will undoubtedly be in for a long wait this April, but that’s the standard for him after he was under-recruited out of high school.
Vaughn is as fast as you’d imagine and possesses a very Darren Sproles-like elusiveness. He may not be a three-down back in the NFL like he was at Kansas State, but there is a role on an NFL offense for Vaughn all the same.