The State of the Titans:
The Tennessee Titans secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC last year, but lost their 1st playoff game to the Bengals. Derrick Henry coming back from injury will be a welcomed sight, but losing Rodger Saffold creates a hole in their offensive line. Losing Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans will also have the Titans looking to bolster their linebacker depth.
The skill positions are basically set, adding Robert Woods and Austin Hooper should help take pressure off of Henry.
The Titans are likely only a couple pieces away from being a threat in the AFC again and will look to improve their offensive line in the draft.
Zion Johnson – Guard – Boston College
Johnson is a plug-and-play left guard at the next level with the anchor and hand usage to pass protect at a high level and the scheme versatility to excel in the run game.
The Titans have a hole at guard and Johnson can step in and start day 1. This isn’t the sexiest pick, but it works so well and Derrick Henry will be the first to welcome him.
Kenyon Green – Guard – Texas A&M
Green can have inconsistent hand placement and needs more refined technique against finesse rushers, but he is a physical and athletic guard with the footwork, sheer strength, and awareness to be a difference maker on the inside.
Green will immediately improve the offensive line and has all the traits teams look for in a zone-scheme guard.
Marcus Jones – Cornerback – Houston
Jones is an excellent, fluid athlete with the speed, quickness, and mirror-match ability to excel at the next level, but his size and issues against bigger receivers may prove difficult to overcome from time to time.
Jones’ ability to be a starting slot cornerback and a kick returner should make him a valuable player in his first year.
Brian Asamoah – Linebacker – Oklahoma
Asamoah makes up for his lack of size and play strength with explosive speed, an alpha-dog mentality, and desire to enforce his will on his opponents on his way to claiming a starting spot at the next level.
The Titans lost some linebacker depth this offseason and Asamoah is a tone-setting linebacker that can elevate other players around him.
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