Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 5/6/13
When Andrew wrote up the selection of Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden with the Titans' third-round compensatory pick, 97th overall, his reaction was a common one. Gooden is a weakside linebacker. The Titans already have a starting weakside linebacker, Zach Brown, whom they drafted in the second round last year. Brown has plenty of room for improvement, but looked pretty good at times last year and is not about to be replaced. The real key to the pick of Gooden, though, is found in the Titans' media release before the draft. While the depth chart included in there is unofficial, one thing in particular stood out: Zach Brown was the only player listed at weakside linebacker. Brown is coming off offseason shoulder surgery. Offseason surgery is not a big deal until it becomes a big deal. Both Ruston Webster and Mike Munchak noted Brown's surgery as a reason for drafting Gooden in radio interviews after the draft, and Munchak indicated he may be limited until training camp. Backup ...
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