McShay on best, most disappointing picks

May, 1, 2013
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A late look at Todd McShay’s thinking on the best and most questionable Insider draft pick of each team in the AFC South.

Houston Texans

Best: Safety D.J. Swearinger, 57th overall

Most questionable: Receiver DeAndre Hopkins, 27th overall:

My thoughts: McShay says that Hopkins “delivered against subpar competition in the ACC and a lot of his big gains came on broken plays.” I’m not going to downgrade him for other teams busting coverages. What I’ve seen and read suggests he’s got as good a chance as anyone available in this draft to help the Texans at the position right away.

Indianapolis Colts

Best: Center Khaled Holmes, 121st overall

Most questionable: Guard Hugh Thornton, 86th overall

My thoughts: I liked the Colts determination to continue addressing the offensive line. McShay sees Holmes competing with Samson Satele for the starting job but thinks Thornton went a round too early and that they could have found help at another need position. But I’m not seeing a corner taken around there who jumps out. Maybe Will Davis from Utah State who went to the Dolphins?

Jacksonville Jaguars

Best: Offensive tackle Luke Joeckel second overall

Questionable: Cornerback Dwayne Gratz, 64th overall

My thoughts: The more time I’ve had with it, the less objection I have to the Joeckel pick. They needed a sure thing more than they needed to fill a more notable or significant need. And they got one. I’ll revisit the Gratz question in an additional post soon.

Tennessee Titans

Best: Wide receiver Justin Hunter, 34th overall

Questionable pick: Zaviar Gooden, 97th overall

My thoughts: If the Titans had their board right, they got their top guard, their top receiver and their top center. Hunter is a big swing at a potentially dynamic player. I was a bit confused by Gooden, but as I pondered him, I gained a better feel for it.

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ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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