The Titans second biggest need on the defense is at cornerback. While Adoree’ Jackson showed improvement in his third NFL season, Logan Ryan was the real anchor of the corners. Ryan was terrific at the start of the season, putting up historic numbers. While he cooled off towards the latter half of the season, he was still a major part of the Titans success.
With Ryan in free agency and most probably demanding a contract that Titans can’t afford, the Titans will have to rely on Jackson and Malcolm Butler to anchor the outside of the field. The Titans need to add a starter or slot corner, especially with LeShaun Sims leaving for Cincinnati.
The Titans have a few options, but it would be fun to see the Tennessee Titans land the corner who almost signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the deal never went through. That would be former first round pick Darqueze Dennard.
Aside from the joy it would bring Titans fans to see Dennard pick off the Jaguars to seal a game some time down the road, it is more than just a petty signing. Dennard was one of the better slot cornerbacks in the NFL last year and that was on a team that didn’t have anything to play for.
In a limited nickel role for the Titans, with two good boundary cornerbacks around him it would be a great chance for Dennard to have a career year.
If the Titans decide to get someone presumably cheap for depth and wait for the draft, then they might be worth taking a look at Prince Amukamara from the Bears.