Tennessee Titans top 5 roster concerns ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

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35. . . . Edge rusher. 2. player

A solid pass rush could go a long way in making the Tennessee Titans dominant.

Jadeveon Clowney is gone after spending just eight games with the tackle, and even though most people don’t seem to know this, he’s actually a better run defender than a pass rusher. Denico Autry was signed to a three-year deal on March 18th. They also landed Bud Dupree a day later.

They combined for 15.5 sacks in 2020, but if we haven’t learned anything else from watching NFL football, it should have been this. Teams can never have too many pass rushers, and for a squad that seemingly always needed more of a rush than they were always able to create, two free-agent signings may not fix the problem.

What if someone gets hurt. Keep in mind the fact that collectively, Dupree and Autry missed seven games in 2020. Tennessee is good enough to win a lot of games as their roster is currently constructed, but if they really want to get themselves to elite levels, then yes, they need to fix the backend of their defense. They also need to improve their pass rush.