With the sixteenth pick in the 2010 BGN Draft, antoniak selects...
Jason Pierre-Paul - DE, USF
I really wanted to take Dez Bryant with this pick, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. With Nate Washington, last year's first round pick Kenny Britt, and Justin Gage as the top three receivers on the Tennessee Titans, they have more gaps to fill than to take a luxury pick (in my opinion) on Bryant. With Vanden Bosch gone, they obviously need some help on the d-line. Which is why, with pick #16, I chose the South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul.
As much as Titans fans don't want him, he's the best DE on the board and he'd make a splash to help a defense-difficient team (does anyone remember when the Titans lost 59-0 last year?). The 6'6", 270 pound Pierre-Paul would more than likely line up at RE opposite William Haynes (to whom Kearse lost his starting job last year). Pierre-Paul has, give or take a few inches and a few pounds, the same build as Kearse, and would compliment Haynes nicely.
His arms are 81 inches from fingertip to fingertip, and that helps with his ability to shed off offensive blockers and get to the quarterback or ball carrier. And with his 4.64 and 4.67 unofficial 40 times, he's not exactly a speed demon but expect him get tackles for a loss or rack up a few sacks. During his 2009 year at South Florida, he put up 42 tackles (26 solo), six sacks, and even grabbed an interception for a touchdown. Granted, he won't fill the void Vanden-Bosch left just yet, but I believe he'll grow into that role as the season progresses quite nicely.
Previous picks: #1 Ndamukong Suh, #2 Russell Okung, #3 Gerald McCoy, #4 Sam Bradford, #5 Eric Berry, #6 Trent Williams, #7 Jimmy Clausen, #8 Bruce Campbell, #9 Bryan Bulaga, #10 Derrick Morgan, #11 Rolando McClain, #12 Sergio Kindle, #13 Joe Haden, #14 C.J. Spiller, #15 Mike Iupati
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