The Titans have only a few holes left on their roster, and a chance to fill them with a few instant impact rookies
For a handful of very quiet, relatively disappointing years before the 2019 run, Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson spent the offseasons with his head down, working towards building a roster ready to compete for a championship– and he’s nearly done it.
Yes, the idea of a championship roster did feel like a stretch at times, especially in the early parts of the season. But for whatever the reason, Tennessee turned their infuriating 2-4 team into one of the NFL’s hottest groups, carrying that momentum into the postseason and proving their Super Bowl mettle along the way. Or maybe I’m just too optimistic.
Regardless, it feels like there’s finally real hope in Nashville again. Not a glimmer from a promising young group of players, but more like tangible, realistic optimism based on a long stretch of team success. As exciting as it is, there’s still work to be done.
Fighting into the playoffs, beating two of the AFC’s toughest opponents along the way, and coming two touchdowns short of playing for a Super Bowl is impressive in its own right, but it’s a sign of improvement still needed to be made. For as efficient as the Titans were operating for periods of last season, a few more starting-caliber players thrown into the mix could have taken the Titans from “almost there” to world champions.
Luckily, with the 2020 NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Titans will get a chance to find those high-end players. Tennessee has established starters all across the roster, but there are a few players projected to be taken in the early rounds of this class that could contribute to the team early and often– and hopefully finish off the roster-building job that Robinson has been working towards.
With all that said, let’s look at a couple of those players. The ones that the Titans could take in the early rounds to contribute big minutes in their rookie years.