With the Tennessee Titans being in the thick of free agency, it may be more clear which direction they will go come the 2018 NFL Draft.
Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson has proven through his tenure that no matter the circumstance, he always has a trick up his sleeve. He surprised many with the addition of former Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler at a position where the team seemed set with Adoree’ Jackson and Logan Ryan. Robinson followed that up with a more expected move, coming to an agreement with Dion Lewis. Obviously, that would lead most to believe that cornerback and running back won’t be positions of consideration until the latter stages of the draft.
If you look at the ‘losses’ the team suffered so far this offseason, the writing may be on the wall for which direction they will go with one of their first couple selections. LB Avery Williamson, who’d been a solid starter since being selected in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft, signed a lucrative deal with the New York Jets. Williamson struggled routinely in pass coverage and with more versatile linebackers like Nigel Bradham and Demario Davis being passed on by Robinson, it would be shocking to see the team not select a linebacker in the first few rounds.
While Robinson isn’t done signing free agents, as of now, the main holes on the Titans’ roster are linebacker and edge. For the most part, the rest of the team could use solid depth/competition and round out the roster. It’ll be interesting to see how Robinson approaches this draft come April.