November 3, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) during the first quarter against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Draft Plans: BPA?

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with strong safety George Wilson the other day. They’re also expected to spend a chunk of money on an offensive lineman when free agency opens up. Bills OG Andy Levitre seems to be the probable target. If they do sign Levitre, they’ll have addressed their two biggest holes. That could make the draft very interesting to watch.

The Titans will likely have four picks in the first four rounds of the draft in April. Those first three rounds are where you grab guys who are going to be playing that same year. You see what I’m getting at here?

BPA. The Titans seem to be set up perfectly to go BPA in those first three rounds with their four picks. The next biggest need on the Titans list will be adding a DE to the rotation with Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley where there is very little depth. Other than that, the Titans seem to be open to almost anything.

That’s something to be excited about.

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dee Milliner (28) breaks up a pass intended for Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) during the second half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. The pass was intercepted by Alabama defensive back Ha

The Titans have their linebackers, defensive tackles, quarterback, running back, and everything else with the signing of Levitre and Wilson. The Titans would be open to taking whatever player they fell in love with, whether it be a young SS or perhaps even another big WR, one who would step up into Britt’s place in 2014 after his contract expires, seems as it looks like, as of now, the Titans will not want to re-sign him.

Options abound for the Titans in the draft if they fix their O-line in free agency. Drafting BPA only makes sense. They want to make the playoffs and adding the best player available who is going to immediately produce for them only makes sense.

What do you think? Will the Titans be set up enough after free agency to draft by the BPA philosophy?


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  • Matt Ward

    I don’t know what the crop of FA centers is looking like, but if they don’t get someone there, I’d like to see them reach for something good in rounds 2-4. It’s been an issue for too many years…

    • Justin Stewart

      Velasco came in 5th on PFF’s FA ranking list of offensive linemen. They just need to re-sign him and fix the guard situation.

      • Matt Ward

        I’m with you on resigning Velasco (and signing Levitre if possible). But even with his #5 ranking, PFF describes Velasco as having a stretch of 5 good games mid-season while being below average the rest of the season. Even with Velasco in place, I’d still like to see them grab a solid center in the draft. Some decent competition may help Velasco be a bit more consistent.

        • Justin Stewart

          Yeah. I’m with ya. I’m just thinking you put somebody like Levitre next to him, as opposed to Leroy Harris, and he’s going to perform a lot better.

          • Shawn Eagle

            I think we also need to be careful and not jump the gun on Levitre…he will be the top lineman in FA and there could easily be someone that outbids us for his services. So, if that happens…draft plans could change.

          • Justin Stewart

            True. But the Titans also probably aren’t banking just on Levitre. There are a couple other guys that should be available on the market that they’d also be okay with, I would think.

        • josh gunnels

          Like the guy from San Diego?