NFL Draft 2015: Tennessee Titans Team Needs


The good news is that the Tennessee Titans were able to add more than they lost in free agency. The bad news is that the lack of losses in free agency is because of a talent-deficient roster during the 2014 season. The addition of Brian Orakpo, Da’Norris Searcy and Perrish Cox help correct that deficiency but there is still work to be done.

The Titans will need a solid haul from the 2015 NFL Draft to get the turnaround effort gaining traction. I got together with Les Bailey of Titan Sized for a pre-draft Q&A. Below are my questions followed by his answers.

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  • 1. How have the team’s draft needs changed since free agency opened?

    "The Titans addressed some of their defensive needs in Free Agency, but with a 2-4 record, they still have a lot of holes."

    2. What would you say are the top three needs remaining?

    "They really need to decide if Zach Mettenberger is the man, going forward. I don’t think we are going to know the answer to that until they make their first selection on April 30th, or trade down for more picks."

    3. Are there any prospects that have caught your eye so far?

    "Leonard Williams is the best pick for the Titans, but it’s pretty boring. I think they should get their franchise quarterback with that pick, or trade down."

    4. What do you think would make for a successful draft for your team?

    "Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, or 10 picks!"

    5. So much draft focus often goes to the first few rounds, but is there something you’d like to see your team do in the later rounds?

    "I always liked Jimmy Johnson‘s philosophy that you can’t coach speed. Players either have it, or they don’t. I’m a big proponent of drafting speed, and teaching later picks, football at this level. The team needs everything, but they could always spend later picks on speed."

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