Tennessee Titans draft study: PFF ranks position groups that deserve 1st round picks

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Right now the Tennessee Titans have such a confusing path ahead for what they decide to do with this position. Will they make a big splash in free agency? Could they make some cuts and rely on UDFAs and late round picks to provide them with snaps opposite Harold Landry? Will they spend a 1st round draft pick on EDGE to try to turn weakness into a strength?

We really have no idea and we likely won’t until they get right up to the free agency period and we see what they do with Cameron Wake.

The question is, will there be a loophole that makes this situations easier to figure out? Nope.

Findings in my own words: Get one early or pick your spot later

Like offensive tackle and quarterback, it seems like if you can’t get your guy in the first round then you are better off trying to find someone that fills a specific niche for your defense.

History has shown that it is very hard to find a true starting caliber EDGE outside of the first round, so finding players like D’Andre Walker, Derick Roberson and Sharif Finch over the past few years has been a good strategy.

You aren’t forcing yourself into picking a player and trying to make them something that they aren’t, but you also aren’t ignoring the position either. Instead Robinson has relied on EDGEs with clear weaknesses and strengths and have tried to put them in situations to succeed.