3 positions the Tennessee Titans have upgraded this offseason
By Will Lomas
Given the potential news about Jadeveon Clowney, this may seem premature. However, I think that the Titans are already in a solid spot at EDGE.
While they need a base down defender, they can find that in the draft or by bringing back Kamalei Correa if it gets really desperate. However, Vic Beasley is almost an underrated signing after it initially felt like a bad move if it was their “big move” of the offseason.
Beasley should come in and fill the Cameron Wake role of being a designated pass rusher. Between he, Harold Landry and Derick Roberson, Tennessee should have options on the outside to get to the quarterback with speed and bend.
Another underrated upgrade from last season to this season is the health of D’Andre Walker.
After a sport’s hernia prevented Walker from testing, he fell from a potential 2nd round selection all the way down to the 5th round in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Walker spent the 2019 season healing up and working with Shane Bowen and Mike Vrabel, so potentially the Titans could have a player who can play the run and the pass similar to Harold Landry (the team’s leader in TFLs and sacks).
That is great upside for a 5th round pick, and while I don’t think the Titans are done here let’s say that the Titans end up with this “depth chart”:
EDGEs: Harold Landry, Jadeveon Clowney (backup: D’Andre Walker)
DPR: Vic Beasley (backup: Derick Roberson)
That seems like a pretty good round of EDGEs to me, and potentially the best the Tennessee Titans have had since the peak Jim Washburn era.