The Tennessee Titans have taken a closer look at a pair of University of Florida players as they go through their draft preparation process.
The Gators held their Pro Day on Tuesday in front of scouts and representatives of all 32 NFL teams in Gainesville, Fla.
Two Florida players who have worked out and met with the Titans are inside linebacker Antonio Morrison and defensive lineman Jon Bullard.
Morrison is an aggressive style inside linebacker who came back from an ACL injury much faster than expected, managing to start all 12 games for the Gators last season just nine months after suffering the injury.
Bullard likely projects as a defensive end in the Titans’ 3-4 scheme and also projects as a tackle in a 4-3 system. Bullard has been pegged in many mock drafts as a possible low first-round or high second-round choice. He had 6.5 sacks for the Gators in 2015 and led the team in tackles for loss with 17.5, earning All-SEC honors along the way.
The Titans have also scheduled a workout with Ohio State safety Vonn Bell, a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. Bell is regarded by NFLDraftScout.com as a solid prospect who can handle man coverage from the safety position.
Another defensive back the Titans have worked out is Northern Iowa cornerback Deiondre’ Hall, who played in a 3-4 system in college and proved to have a knack for finding the football. Hall (6-2, 200) not only played at cornerback at Northern Iowa, but also saw some time at safety and even at linebacker. He could be a developmental prospect worth.
At this time of year, teams do their due diligence on players with private workouts that usually are scheduled around pro days. The Titans obviously will have those scheduled for the players they are considering with the No. 1 overall pick, such as Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State pass rusher Joey Bosa. But they also can have up to 30 pre-draft visitors and as many private workouts as they want to schedule. Many of those are done as a precaution, to get to know a player, answer any questions about character or football knowledge, and also sometimes rule out a player they might have had questions about.