Tennessee Titans: Why a Round 1 Trade-Up is Highly Unlikely

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New Coaching Staff, Too Many Needs

Jan 14, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans new head coach Ken Whisenhunt (left) answers questions from the media during the press as conference general manager Ruston Webster and president and ceo Tommy Smith (right) observe at St. Thomas Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

This was briefed on toward the beginning of this article. The Titans have glaring deficiencies at offensive tackle and outside linebacker. They could use help at running back, middle linebacker, and possibly the defensive backfield. If new head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn’t believe Jake Locker is a long-term option, then quarterback becomes a possibility. Don’t forget about depth along the offensive line, defensive line and linebackers.

A new coaching regime that brings different mentalities on both sides of the football. As of Feb. 12, the Titans have six picks. That’s not a lot to work with. Trading up would mean that they’re packaging No. 10 with more picks. Those picks will come from this year’s draft, future drafts, or both.

Too many starter and depth concerns to reduce the quantity of picks.