Tennessee Titans eying linebacker in the 2018 NFL Draft

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Rashaan Evans
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Rashaan Evans /

A new mock suggest linebacker might be an NFL Draft need for the Tennessee Titans.

Pass rusher? Cornerback? Best player available? Who are the Tennessee Titans going to draft with the 25th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Well, PFF thinks it may actually be a linebacker.

More specifically they think it could be Rashaan Evans LB, Alabama:

“Alabama continues to churn out linebacker prospects and Evans brings an athletic presence who can fill multiple roles. He was more of an edge defender early in his career, and he pressured the quarterback on 67 of his 284 career rushes. However, he also showed well in a more traditional role over the last two years. Evans brings a much-needed speedy playmaker to the Titans’ linebacking corps.”

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On paper LB is actually a bigger need than you may think. Avery Williamson is a free agent who probably didn’t do enough to solidify his starting job with the Titans in 2018.

Wesley Woodyard was amazing, but he also is getting up there in age. While I would love to keep him on the roster until he decided to retire whether that is one year or five years from now, that uncertainty is a big question mark.

Jayon Brown is someone I have screamed needed more time on gamedays and though he started to carve out a role in the later part of the season, the former staff seemed hesitant to keep him out there too long.

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You could make the argument that if the Titans shift to a 43 defense, LB is a must. You could easily play Evans at ILB or SLB in that scheme and let Wesley Woodyard and Jayon Brown man the other positions.

However if the Titans stay in the 34 defense then all they really need is a depth player or run defender if they are worried about Brown in that regard.

I don’t know if it is a huge need, but I would like the combination of those three at LB in a smart defensive scheme so it is hard to criticize the move too much.