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The Titans are one of few teams that can still say they are the class of their division even though they didn’t win the AFC South last year.
With new GM Ran Carthon, or Ran GMC as he is affectionately known at the helm, things could be improving. Tennessee had some holes that looked daunting to fill but have made some sneaky moves to make themselves major players in the upcoming draft. They need weapons and could also be in play for some luxury picks too.
Jaxson Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Trenton Smith, LB, Clemson
O’Cyrus Torrence, OL, Florida
Tennessee is in a weird situation on the draft board. They can move up and make a big move, stay and be safe, or move back and gain more capital. Staying safe would mean sticking a grabbing a running mate for last year’s first round pick Treylon Burks. Getting Jaxson Smith-Njigba gives the Titans a sure-handed route technician that fits the bill of both Mike Vrabel and Carthon.
To continue the trend of getting younger and faster, the Titans could add Trenton Simpson to pair with their offseason acquisition of Azeez Al-Shaair. Simpson is a physical specimen with elite instincts in coverage. Al-Shaair replaces what they lost in David Long Jr. and Simpson doubles down on it.
They also need to bolster the offensive line. They are in a good place with their offseason moves but can sway in either direction of tackle or guard. With the addition of OL Daniel Brunskill Tennessee could look at the guard position as the priority position. Enter O’Cyrus Torrence out of Florida who fits the ground and pound style Tennessee utilizes. He is strong at the point of attack, but can stuff interior pass rushers with his loose hips and swift feet.
Tennessee can start a slow build, and still be one of the more competitive teams in the AFC with a good draft.