Titan Sized Draft Diary: What Will the Titans Needs Be?
Last time we spoke, the Titans were being linked with safety Kenny Vaccaro in mock drafts. It changes daily, depending on which site you check. Their needs are really up in the air until free agency opens up and they makes some moves. Right now I can pick out their needs, but ranking how important they are as they head into the 2013 NFL Draft is impossible right now.
Here’s the Titans needs in my mind, as of this moment:
August 9, 2012, San Diego, CA: San Diego Chargers guard Louis Vasquez (65) on the sidelines during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports
Morgan and Wimbley are the only people of note on the roster at DE. The Titans should want to grab a veteran in free agency. They don’t need a rookie to have to tune up. They need someone who can immediately step into rotation and boost production. That’s not to say they won’t be tempted to take a rookie in the draft. They are vacant of depth here. If they do take one in the draft, I’d expect it to be early on.
October 21, 2012; Foxboro, MA USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
They could stand to add a big-bodied defensive tackle and some depth at linebacker, but neither of those positions seem to be in dire need.
By the time the draft rolls around, I truly believe the Titans will have addressed most of their major needs, meaning they’ll be open to draft whoever they like that falls to them. Wouldn’t that be lovely…
Well, that’s all I’ve got, Diary.
45 days ’til the draft.
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