Team takes a TE or LB this draft
The Titans have silently built a strong depth chart at tight end and linebacker in the past few seasons. At the tight end position, the Titans were confident enough in their depth to move on from long-time veteran Delanie Walker this offseason.
Likewise, the Titans have a solid linebacking duo in Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans with rookie David Long showing promise late last season. However, I think the Titans decide to add depth at one of these positions this draft.
While the Titans might not want to bring in additional players at a position well-stocked, they need to look at the draft with a little foresight. Along with Brown, the Titans have Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith, Derrick Henry, and Adoree’ Jackson all potentially hitting free agency next year. In all likelihood, they won’t be able to keep all of those players.
I expect Tennessee to try to re-sign some of those players early, but I think the critical decisions will come down to what the Titans decide to do at TE and LB. If the Titans decide to pay Brown, (who in my books is the best linebacker the Titans have had since Keith Bulluck) then they will most likely be forced to move on from Smith.
If the team decides to pay for Smith, who will most likely garner a cheaper contract, then they might be unable to pay Brown. So, we will get a good feel for which position the Titans feel strongest about if they make the decision to draft a TE or LB.