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The Tennessee Titans were one step away this past season from completing the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, the Kansas City Chiefs were stronger than the Titans were in the AFC Championship.
The offseason was expected to have some decisions made. While the pairing of Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill will be back, there are some pieces that moved on. With some holes still remaining, the Titans have some work to do in the draft, so what are their three biggest needs? Let’s take a look to see what could be positions of need for the Titans.
The Tennessee Titans were one of the best passing defenses in the league for the 2019 season. They played hard and even without a consistent pass rush, they were able to make plays that affected the games. The biggest issue they have coming into next season is their depth.
After cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson and Malcolm Butler, the Titans have no depth at all. They apparently have decided not to bring back Logan Ryan and with that gaping hole, the Titans would be silly not to think cornerback as early as their first round pick. Also expect them to draft more than one of them, as they need bodies there as well as versatility, especially due to not having anyone to play the slot as it stands right now.
The Titans saw Jack Conklin leave to sign a lucrative contract with the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Although he was not one of the Titans’ highest priorities, there is still a void that needs to be filled.
Tennessee re-signed veteran Dennis Kelly to fill in for him in but he isn’t the long-term answer and is a better fit as a utility offensive lineman. If the Titans don’t draft a cornerback early, this could be the next position they look at. With the running game being the focal point of this offense, the Titans would be wise to strengthen that spot even more.
The Titans got a great season from rookie A.J. Brown last season, topping 1,000 yards receiving. Other than Brown, name another receiver the Titans could depend on that is on the roster going into next season.
Corey Davis was inconsistent and his numbers regressed and free-agent acquisition Adam Humphries was hurt for a good portion of the season. Looking at this draft class, there will be some receivers available that can make the Titans better offensively and potentially help this offense continue to grow.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson entered the offseason with some decisions to make and this is just the next evolution of that process. Can he get the Titans what they need? We shall see on Thursday if he makes it happen and strikes gold.