Jim Brown, US PRESSWIRE
March 26, 2012
In his first draft as general manager, Ruston Webster (above left) demonstrated his philosophy of drafting players based on tape rather than hype with the selection of Baylor wideout Kendall Wright (above middle) at No. 20 overall. Wright was as good as any receiver in the country last season but had been slipping in some evaluators' eyes due to a poor Combine showing. Considering the speed already in place at the skill positions in Tennessee, Wright could fit right in as a playmaker with either Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker starting at quarterback. The Titans gambled on athletes with OLB Zach Brown (second round), cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (fourth) and tight end Taylor Thompson (fifth) and found another high-effort interior defender to pair up with Karl Klug in Michigan tough-guy Mike Martin in the third. Don't be surprised if either of Tennessee's final two picks -- FS Markelle Martin and DE Scott Solomon -- make this club.