In the 2002 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans came away with a true impact defender in defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was chosen by the team with the No. 15 pick after a trade back.
Haynesworth went on to have a productive career with the Titans. In seven seasons in Nashville, he made it to two Pro Bowls and was twice named a First-Team All-Pro.
Before running into issues later in his career and ultimately leaving the Titans for the Washington Redskins, Haynesworth was one of the best at his position in the NFL.
If NFL teams had the chance to do it again, the Titans never would have been able to grab Haynesworth at the spot they got him, forcing the team to go in a different direction.
Bleacher Report’s Brad Gagnon did a re-draft of the 2002 NFL Draft and the Titans ended up with guard Brandon Moore at No. 14, and Haynesworth landed with the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 8 overall instead.
With Haynesworth gone and Henderson also unavailable, the Tennessee Titans go an even less sexy but extremely steady route with an undrafted guard.
Brandon Moore wasn’t a superstar at a glamor position, but he started every game for eight consecutive seasons with the New York Jets and was extremely consistent and reliable as both a run- and pass-blocker.
It’s surprising he made just one Pro Bowl, but he would have eventually lent a huge hand to a Titans team that often had continuity along the offensive line but could have used more young interior talent when they were competitive between 2007 and 2011.
They were always stronger outside than inside, which is why McKinnie continues to slide.
Originally, Moore went undrafted, but he was able to prove to every team that passed on him that they made a mistake.
Moore had a long career with the New York Jets and started in 16 games for eight consecutive seasons, one of which resulted in a Pro Bowl nod (2011). As Gagnon points out, he probably should have been voted to more than that.
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