Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn 5-4 Edition


With the 2015 NFL Draft in the history books the Tennessee Titans have gotten to work welcoming their new employees to Music City and taking a hard look at what is left over. The Titans spend Sunday signing undrafted free agents in the aftermath and get ready for OTA’s. Writers get busy grading the picks.

A wrap-up of the Tennessee Titans’ draft – Paul Kuharsky ESPN Titans Reporter

"Best move: Addressing the run game with a running back, fullback and right tackle should do a lot for an offense that really needs to be balanced. Fifth-round back David Cobb should put pressure on Bishop Sankey as the team sorts out carries. Fourth-round fullback Jalston Fowler can plow holes, catch passes and even take some carries. Third-round tackle Jeremiah Poutasi should win the open right tackle job and help enhance a physical tone up front, where the Titans need to make a breakthrough. The Titans need to supplement Marcus Mariotaand the passing game — and hold the ball more to allow the defense to work less. These moves should help."

 2015 NFL Draft: Final quick-snap grades for AFC South teams – Bryan Fischer NFL.com

"The Titans had a need at quarterback, and Mariota is one of the best prospects to come along in a while. That said, he isn’t a great fit for Ken Whisenhunt’s offense, and the team will need time to bring him along. The sky is the limit for Mariota, and Tennessee landed a good player, but one of the many rumored trades for the No. 2 pick, including one with the Eagles, might have been a better move. On Day 2, the Titans smartly moved back, picking up an extra fourth-rounder in a deep draft, and still selected a potential No. 1 wideout for Mariota in Green-Beckham. DGB is a character risk, but he was worth taking a chance on in the second round. Poutasi can play guard or right tackle and is a people mover. Cobb has a chance to be the workhorse back early in his career."

Titans draft analysis: Plenty to like beyond Mariota – Jim Wyatt John Glennon The Tennessean

"What we likedWyatt: The outside-the-box thinking. Coming off a 2-14 season and with an apathetic fan base, the Titans needed to take some chances. Quarterback Marcus Mariota adds excitement, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham brings big-play potential and fullback Jalston Fowler is a Swiss Army knife-type player. It’s a draft that could help turn the franchise around. At least for the time being, the fan base is excited again.Glennon: The Titans did a nice job of adding talent around Mariota, as opposed to relying on him to revive a woeful offense. Green-Beckham is a big downfield option, versatile Jeremiah Poutasi will get a shot at right tackle, Fowler sounds like a versatile player and running back David Cobb is a good pass-protector. Outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount looks like the kind of player Dick LeBeau might have fun with as a pass rusher."

Tennessee Titans add 13 undrafted free agents – Corey Curtis WKRN Nashville

Here’s the complete list:

  • RB-Reggie Whatley (MTSU)
  • S- Cody Prewitt (Ole Miss)
  • OG-Josue Matias (Florida St.)
  • CB-Curtis Riley (Fresno St.)
  • CB-Cody Riggs (Notre Dame)
  • FB-Connor Neighbors (LSU)
  • WR-Andrew Turzilli (Rutgers)
  • WR-Deon Long (Maryland)
  • DL-Lucas Vincent (Missouri)
  • DL-Derrick Lott (UT-Chattanooga)
  • DL-Toby Johnson (Georgia)
  • OLB-JR Ravai (Southern Cal)
  • OG-Quinton Spain (West Virginia)

Next: Tennessee Titans: 2015 NFL Draft Grades

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