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BR Community Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans Select...

GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators gets the crowd up during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13 2010 in Gainesville Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 13: Janoris Jenkins #1 of the Florida Gators gets the crowd up during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13 2010 in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Rumblings Community Mock Draft rolls along, with the No. 20 overall pick coming at you right now...

With the No. 20 overall pick in the BR Community Mock Draft, 'billsfan0240' and the Tennessee Titans select North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

You can find billsfan0240's explanation for the pick after the jump. That's a wrap for our picks for the week. The Cincinnati Bengals and GM 'DanRoc' are now on the clock, but the pick isn't due until Monday; remember to send your picks to

Here's billsfan0240's pick explanation, unedited:

I view the TN Titans as being a young team that will need some time to grow. On offense, the interior line will need to play better and signing Hutch will help. DeCastro is off the board and I am not enamored with Peter Konz, Wisconsin. If Britt is healthy, the receiving corp will be fine. The receiver class of the 2012 draft is deep and an impact player can be found in the mid-rounds. The rest of the offense seems to be in good shape. Defense, on the other hand, needs help. Last year they ranked like 14th against the pass and almost last against the run (31st). Their leading sacker on the DL is a free agent (Dave Ball). The losses of Cortland Finnegan and Jason Jones left gaping holes. The Titans signed Wimbley to fill one hole and they have young talent on the interior DL and MLB. Another DE/OLB and a CB will be addressed early in this draft. Ingram, Kirkpatrick, and Coples are off the board. If any of them fall to #20 the Titans may pounce. I considered Upshaw, Perry, and Mercilus for the defensive front. I like Upshaw the best out of the three. He is a little undersized, but makes up for that with a high motor and intelligence. For the secondary, I like Gilmore, but not sold on his abilities. He made a lot of plays, but gave up a lot as well. He takes pride in run support, but seems to have trouble getting off receiver blocks. Asante Samuel seems to be in play, but why pay that much money for him when you wouldn't for Finnegan. Samuel would be a good mentor for the young guys and allow them a couple of years to grow. So with that said, With the 20th pick in the 2012 draft the TN Titans select:

Pick 1: Janoris Jenkins, DB, UNA

Reason: Jenkins is a top talent that can shut down receivers in the NFL. He is a little short, but he is gritty and tough..plays through injuries. He started in 37 of his 40 college games and only missed one due to injury. He has rare anticipatory skills, great coverage awareness, and breaks on the ball just as good if not better than all of his college peers. Jenkins has loose hips and quick feet which results in good recovery speed and has great closing speed. He can blanket receivers and provide good run support. Has a tendency to miss some tackles, but is more physical and a better open field tackler than most at his position in this draft. This can be improved in the NFL. NO receiver was able to beat him or create separation at the combine. In his last season at Florida, he held AJ Green and Julio Jones to a combined average of 38 yards. He can also fill in for punt returns. If he keeps his nose clean off-the-field, he can turn into one of the best in the game. I worried that the Titans didn't have the leadership to keep Jenkins in check if he starts to become "Pacman"-esque. It almost led me to pick Upshaw, while trading for Asante Samuel, or Gilmore. But Munchak is a big presence being a former OL and Jerry Gray is a former DB, well-respected around the league, and a great mentor. I look for Gray to take Jenkins under his wing and for Jenkins to become a star.

Rd. # Team Player Pos. College Link/GM
1 1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford link
1 2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor link
1 3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC link
1 4 Cleveland Browns Trent Richardson RB Alabama link
1 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU link
1 6 St. Louis Rams Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State link
1 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame link
1 8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M link
1 9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State link
1 10 Seattle Seahawks David DeCastro OG Stanford link
1 11 Kansas City Chiefs Dontari Poe DT Memphis link
1 12 Buffalo Bills Riley Reiff OT Iowa link
1 13 Arizona Cardinals Luke Kuechly LB Boston College link
1 14 Dallas Cowboys Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama link
1 15 Philadelphia Eagles Michael Brockers DT LSU link
1 16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina link
1 17 Cincinnati Bengals Quinton Coples DE North Carolina link
1 18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron SS Alabama link
1 19 Chicago Bears Zach Brown LB North Carolina link
1 20 Tennessee Titans Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama link
1 21 Cincinnati Bengals DanRoc
1 22 Cleveland Browns MynameisnotMike
1 23 Detroit Lions ALLaBorde
1 24 Pittsburgh Steelers JDSym
1 25 Denver Broncos TrufflePig
1 26 Houston Texans NJames
1 27 New England Patriots NoiseIsTheBestRevenge
1 28 Green Bay Packers sellison
1 29 Baltimore Ravens matthew62
1 30 San Francisco 49ers y2bianchi
1 31 New England Patriots suteck
1 32 New York Giants Hybrid1486