Five positions the Titans should target in 2015 NFL Draft
Newly-acquired Perrish Cox will start opposite Jason McCourty in 2015. But the fact the Titans re-signed Brandon Harris to a one-year deal indicates Ruston Webster and Dick LeBeau aren’t completely sold on their depth at the position, namely Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson. You can never have enough quality corners when playing in a division with Andrew Luck, so it would be wise for Tennessee to add another player in the mix through the draft. Some late-round options include USC’s Josh Shaw, Louisville’s Charles Gaines and Quandre Diggs of Texas.
The Titans signed Harry Douglas from the Falcons to be their third receiver, but other than one stellar season, he's had a prety nondescipt career. Tennessee definitely can use more talent at the position. Fortunately, this is a deep draft at receiver so the Titans are in a good shape to get someone who can come in and contribute as a rookie. Some mid-round options include Duke’s Jamison Crowder, Georgia’s Chris Conley and Michigan State’s Tony Lippett.
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The retirement of Michael Roos means Taylor Lewan will start at left tackle in 2015. Tennessee re-signed Byron Stingily, but he projects as a backup. Unless the Titans add a veteran free agent before camp opens, they will need someone who can come in a play right tackle as a rookie. Tennessee should consider addressing the position with the team’s pick at the top of the second round. Some names to watch for include Florida’s D.J. Humphries and Oregon’s Jake Fisher.
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Tennessee needs a big body along the defensive line to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. USC’s Leonard Williams would be a great fit, and barring something completely unforseen, he'll be there when the Titans pick at No. 2. The problem Tennessee faces is that their needs at quarterback may well take precedence, forcing the team to pass on Williams. If that proves to be the case, the Titans will need to address the position in the second round or later. Some names the team may consider include Iowa’s Carl Davis, Ohio State’s Michael Bennett and Oregon’s Arik Armstead.
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The Titans have been sending mixed messages all offseason about their quarterback situation. The team maintains they like what they have in former sixth-round pick Zach Mettenberger. At the same time, they’ve also indicated interest in taking a QB with the second overall pick. Much of this may simply be draft gamesmanship, but playoff teams are built around franchise quarterbacks and it’s not at all clear that Tennessee has one on the roster. Mettenberger showed flashes last season, but not enough to convince he’s undoubtedly the guy. The Titans need to take a QB in the draft and taking Marcus Martiota at No. 2 makes the most sense. Tennessee needs to get its quarterback of the future in place and build around him..