The Tennessee Titans were not that long ago on the verge of a Super Bowl, but the AFC seemed to get a lot better. While the Titans, well pretty much stayed the same. They lost a couple of key players this year in tight end Jonnu Smith, wide receiver Corey Davis and cornerback Malcolm Butler. While they still have maybe the best running back in football in Derek Henry, after him and wide receiver AJ Brown there is not much talent.
The upside for the Titans is their own division. The Colts have a new quarterback in Carson Wentz and will be adjusting, and he has never stayed quite healthy. The Texans are a glorious train wreck after losing J.J. Watt, getting a new head coach, and the current issues surrounding their franchise quarterback. All the while the Jags are in a complete rebuild with a whole new coaching staff and quarterback.
So with a solid draft and filling in the holes they have, they could get back to a solid playoff team. I would not expect much after just making the playoffs, however.
What could we see from the Titans in the draft?
The Titans will need to hit on just about everything in this year’s draft to make sure their team stays within the ranks. Having enough talent to build around is one thing, but making sure you continue stocking talent to keep it going is another. There is also the question about Tannehill and his overall future with the team. Yes, he is still playing at a good level, but he is about to turn 33-years-old this year.
As we look toward the draft with free agency winding down the Titans have several needs with one of them being replacing the pass-catching that was Jonnu Smith and Corey Davis. Alongside replacing pass catchers, corner, safety, offensive tackle, and linebacker would be their biggest needs. They did go out and get one of the top pass-rushers on the market, but that still may not be enough for them to avoid the position via the 2021 NFL Draft.