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Kiper's Mock 3.0: Titans

In his first mock draft, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had the Tennessee Titans taking Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan.

In Kiper's second mock draft, he stuck with Lewan.

Later Thursday, Kiper will release his third mock draftInsider.

As has long been expected, the Titans released right tackle David Stewart on Wednesday. While Byron Stingily might have a chance to win the job, the Titans are likely to add a tackle, especially with left tackle Michael Roos heading into the final year of his deal.

So does Kiper stick with Lewan?

That’s not where I would head. A linebacker who fits their move toward a 3-4 is a bigger priority, and they need a pass-rush boost.

I’d rank inside linebacker and offensive tackle highly, too. Running back and defensive line also are needs. But I don't see an inside backer or a running back in the first round.

Dexter McCluster is a running back in their eyes, but figures to be a third-down guy and pass-catcher more than a ball-carrier. Al Woods is a versatile defensive lineman, but I’m not sure he’ll be the last one the Titans add.

Some of those needs will be filled in ongoing free agency, of course.

We’ll see what direction Kiper thinks the Titans will go at No. 11 a little later.