Now that the Tennessee Titans’ 2019 season is over, where do they pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft?
After a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, we now know what position the Tennessee Titans will be drafting at in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Thanks to an improbable run that saw Tennessee upset both the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens as the No. 6 seed in the AFC before falling short to the Chiefs, the Titans own the No. 29 pick in the first round of this year’s draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft will take place from Thursday, April 23rd through Saturday, April 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
General manager Jon Robinson has done a great job in his tenure with the Titans. Most recently, he landed gems such as defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons and wide receiver A.J. Brown with his first two picks in 2019, and both players had a major impact on the team this season.
Brown in particular developed into the star receiver this franchise and fan base have been waiting for. Along with Simmons, Robinson found two of the biggest steals of last year’s draft.
He also found right guard Nate Davis in the third round, and after a shaky start for the Charlotte product he ended up finishing his first season strong.
The biggest need Robinson must address this offseason will be adding pass-rusher. Tennessee failed to generate consistent pressure on a weekly basis and this team needs another stud opposite Harold Landry to take some pressure off of him.
Robinson is going to have a tough task in finding that solution in the draft with a pick so late in the first round, but if anybody can make it work, it’s him.
Of course, the Titans could also look to free agency or trades to address the need, so the draft isn’t the end-all, be-all for finding a fix.
Another position that will be talked about is running back. With the Titans likely to part ways with Dion Lewis after a failed season, this team needs a back who can spell Derrick Henry and contribute on third downs without wasting snaps and touches.
Those are just two of the needs Robinson will have to look at during the offseason, but the good news is it appears the Titans are in great hands with a GM who knows what he’s doing.