5 Defensive Players the Tennessee Titans Could Draft

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Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes (41) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan (91) and defensive tackle Sammie Hill (94) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans have made quite a few changes this offseason. One of them was hiring head coach Ken Whisenhunt. That should quickly help the Titans improve on offense, and with some players being let go in order to improve at some other skill positions, there is a lot of optimism for growth on that side of the ball in 2014.

What about defense? Tennessee wasn’t exactly a stalwart on defense in 2013 and will be changing to a 3-4 defensive scheme to help fix any remaining issues. In addition to the schematic change, the Titans will have to face the reality that they could lose some quality talent on the defensive side, while there also simply might be some big names that don’t necessarily fit their new system perfectly.

With these pending problems in mind, Titans fans are likely to wonder if they can’t resolve things via the 2014 NFL Draft. The hope is that the Titans can retain their big free agents and maybe make a splash or two via signings, but at the end of the day a lot of what happens in the draft will tell us how much better Tennessee can be in 2014.

Let’s take a look at five solid draft prospects that the Titans may want to consider selecting if they want to improve their defense next year.