The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South in dramatic fashion on the final play of their 2020 regular season to finish 11-5, though their season ended during the Wild Card weekend in a home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Reaching the postseason is a major success for most teams in the NFL, and the Titans could help bolster their chances of advancing further with a successful NFL Draft.
Tennessee really struggled as a defensive unit last season, especially against the run where they ranked No. 26 in the NFL in yards per rush attempt allowed. As a team, the Titans finished 25th in opponent yards per play, so the defense is going to need an upgrade.
Tennessee Titans 2021 Draft Picks
Round 1: No. 22, CB Caleb Farley
Round 2: No. 53, OT Dillon Radunz
Round 3: No. 92, LB Monty Rice; No. 100, S Elijah Molden
Round 4: No. 135, DE Rashad Weaver
Round 6: No. 205, WR Racey McMath; No. 215, S Brady Breeze
Offense: Wide receiver
With Corey Davis leaving as a free agent, the Titans will need to find a replacement for nearly 1,000 yards of production. Tennessee gets a lot of recognition for their running game with Derrick Henry and rightfully so, but they put together a very efficient passing game last season, as they ranked No. 7 in the NFL in yards per pass attempt. Adding another playmaker at wide receiver would keep this offense rolling.
While the offense needs a receiver, the defensive side of the ball needs somebody to cover opposing receivers. This passing defense wasn’t very good last season anyways, and they released former first round pick Adoree Jackson and Malcolm Butler. The Titans signed veteran corner Janoris Jenkins, but he is 32 years old, and they will need much more talent and depth with this group.
Dream first pick
WR Rondale Moore - Purdue
His impact in college may have gone unnoticed due to injuries and playing for the Purdue Boilermakers, but Rondale Moore is a playmaker whose speed should translate well at the next level. A top-five receiver in this draft (despite his height at Purdue’s Pro Day), he would be a nice complement to A.J. Brown and provide the Titans with a dangerous weapon they can use in a variety of ways.