Redrafting the 2013 NFL Draft for the Tennessee Titans.
In 2012, the Tennessee Titans were anything but impressive. They played just well enough through the course of the season to finish 6-10. Which earned them the 10th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Unfortunately the 2013 draft didn’t turn out so well for the Tennessee Titans.
Knowing what we know now, let’s take a look at where the Titans stood at each position going into the draft and who they should have chosen with each pick.
What was the offense like?
In 2012, the Titans quarterback situation was a mix between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck. With Hasselbeck’s contract expiring that offseason, QB should have been a huge question heading into the draft. But the top names of the class were Geno Smith, EJ Manuel, and Mike Glennon, so maybe free agency would have been a better option.
At running back, the Tennessee Titans seemed to be set with Chris Johnson “CJ2K”, but it had been a few seasons since CJ had been 2K. Although Johnson was still a top running back, he didn’t have long left on his contract so if a running back fell to the right spot it would’ve been enticing.
The Titans had just came off of a season with Jared Cook at tight end. Cook managed to finish with over 500 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 2013, Delanie Walker‘s time with the Titans began. We all know how valuable Walker was to the Titans during his 7 seasons with the team. So, in hindsight, tight end doesn’t seem like it was a position of need for the Titans during the draft.
The Tennessee Titans offensive line starters from left to right in 2012 were Michael Roos, Steve Hutchinson, Fernando Velasco, Leroy Harris, and David Stewart. The Titans could have definitely used some help on the inside, especially with Steve Hutchinson turning 36 in 2013. But tackles were probably one of the teams strongest positions in the season before the 2013 NFL Draft.