Titans trade up six spots, get Justin Hunter


After Jonathan Cyprien was the first pick in the second round in what was another great move┬áby the Jaguars to both address a key need while approaching competency, the Titans caved to Trent Baalke’s ninja ways.

To move up a meager six spots, they gave away three picks to San Francisco: their own second rounder, a seventh-rounder this year, and a third rounder next year. And they did it to select a wide receiver, and one who tore his ACL in 2011.

His name is Justin Hunter, and he’s certainly worthy of this draft selection. Hell, he was widely given a first-round grade, and frequently mocked to the Texans at 27th overall (they filled their wide receiver hole by taking DeAndre Hopkins instead). But is he worth a total of in effect three picks, between the two additional picks sacrificed in a trade, and the one used to select him?

That’s the question which will follow Hunter now after he had 1,083 receiving yards during his final year at Tennessee. Perhaps more importantly, though, this is a strong statement by Tennessee on their lack of confidence in Kenny Britt, as it’s the second straight year they’ve used a pick in the first two rounds on a wide receiver (they took Kendall Wright in the first round last year).