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2016 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans draft needs

With the rush of free agency in the rear view mirror it is time to focus in on the NFL Draft, specifically on team needs. In this article we


With the rush of free agency in the rear view mirror it is time to focus in on the NFL Draft, specifically on team needs. In this article we look at the Tennessee Titans draft needs for 2016 as we approach the April 28th 1st round from Chicago. 2015 was a very disappointing season for the Titans, they fired their head coach, finished 3-13 and showed very little to get the fans excited. But hey, they have what should be a their franchise QB and they now have 6 picks in the first 76 picks of the draft – thanks to the Rams trading for the number one overall selection – with which they can completely retool this roster. They need to hit on every one of those picks. Biggest Need: Offensive Tackle There has been talk all offseason – at least until they traded the number 1 pick – that the Titans should draft Laremy Tunsil and move Lewan out to right tackle rather than left tackle, but Lewan has always played on the left and he is just fine where he is. So, the Titans should instead target a right tackle to sure up their o-line. Other Needs: Safety, Cornerback, Pass Rusher Dick LeBeau’s defense in Pittsburgh had several linchpins; one of those was a versatile safety in Troy Polamalu. The Titans are lacking that so if I was in the Titans war room I would not hesitate to pull the trigger on a versatile safety. Cornerback is another key cog in Dick LeBeau’s defensive scheme. With all the zone blitzes he likes to run he needs cornerbacks who can hold up when they’re asked to sit in a zone. Jason McCourty, Perrish Cox and Antwon Blake are fine, but adding another cornerback would be wise. Perhaps the biggest part of LeBeau’s defense was its pass rushers. Brian Orakpo fits the mould perfectly but he could really do with a better partner on the opposite side. If the Titans can add another prolific pass rusher to the mix, opposition QB’s could find themselves scrambling a hell of a lot.

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Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

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