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BBV 2012 Community Mock Draft: Titans Select ... Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

We have reached the 20th selection in the first round of our Big Blue View 2012 Community Mock Draft. When it comes to thinking about who the New York Giants will select at No. 32 this is the time when things begin to get interesting. Playing the role of general manager for the Titans in 'apingicer.' Here is his selection.

No. 20, Tennessee Titans -- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

In the 2011-2012 season, the Tennessee Titans were the only team over .500 not to make the playoffs. They missed out on Peyton Manning this offseason, but still have a serviceable caretaker in Matt Hasselback, with Jake Locker waiting in the wings. They had to upgrade the OL in order to protect the QB's and open holes for Chris Johnson, and they did that by signing Steve Hutchinson. They had to upgrade the DL and their 31st overall sack ranking, and they brought in Kamerion Wimbley.

Now as of this minute, they are talking to the Eagles about Asante Samuel to upgrade their 24th overall interception ranking. But our draft is happening right now, and I'm going under the assumption that they don't get him. Watching the picks in front of the Titans, I was hoping someone would fall just a few spots, and they did.

With that being said, I'm going BPA, and that is Dre Kirkpatrick, CB from 'Bama. He was 1st team PFW All-American and 2nd team Associated Press All-American last season, and has been a mainstay in the 'Bama secondary for the past two years (Alabama had the No. 1 pass defense in the nation last year). The 2011 stats are definitely lacking, but only because teams basically never threw in his direction. Considered early on the second best CB in the draft, his stock has dropped a bit due to lackluster results at the combine, some motivation issues, and a marijuana possession charge that was eventually dropped. But if the Titans are serious about upgrading the secondary, you can't pass on Dre here. -- apingicer

-- 'GiantStep' is back on the clock with the Cincinnati Bengals' second selection of the first round

First Round

1. Indianapolis Colts -- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford [Drizzzy's Explanation]
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams) -- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor [Woogie 526's Explanation]
3. Minnesota Vikings -- Matt Kalil, OT, USC [Tito's Explanation]
4. Cleveland Browns -- Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama [NYG 28's Explanation]
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU [Carmine5520's Explanation]
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) -- Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State [Pataroons' Explanation]
7. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa [Ed Valentine's Explanation]
8. Miami Dolphins -- Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M [Ed Valentine's Explanation]
9. Carolina Panthers -- Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina [JINTSGM's Explanation]
10. Buffalo Bills -- Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame [bigbluethruandthru's Explanation]
11 Kansas City Chiefs -- David DeCastro, G, Stanford [Jason Pierre Pwned's Explanation]
12. Seattle Seahawks -- Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina [TNYFBG's Explanation]
13. Arizona Cardinals -- Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama [ManningHam and Cheese's Explanation]
14. Dallas Cowboys -- Fletcher Cox, DE, Mississippi State [Simms-McConkey's Explanation]
15. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College [JimmyK's Explanation]
16. New York Jets -- Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis [Plaxico Burress' Explanation]
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland Raiders) -- Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina [GiantStep's Explanation]
18. San Diego Chargers -- Whitney Mercilus, DE, University of Illinois [CharlesL's Explanation]
19. Chicago Bears -- Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford [Pat19's Explanation]
20. Tennessee Titans -- Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama [apingicer]
21. Cincinnati Bengals -- GiantStep
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) -- NYG 28
23. Detroit Lions -- CCE718
24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- NYG_Slater
25. Denver Broncos -- daddyzander
26. Houston Texans -- #AHoustonGiant
27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints)
28. Green Bay Packers -- Flynner
29. Baltimore Ravens -- Larry Soprano
30. San Francisco 49ers -- RealLT
31. New England Patriots -- Ryan Valentine (first round only); Second Round -- nysoldier
32. New York Giants -- Ed Valentine