Using history to predict Tennessee Titans first-round selection

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Logic can let us know early who the Tennessee Titans are bound to draft

The next NFL Draft will be here soon enough, and oh boy, do the Tennessee Titans have a task in front of them. 2020 was the most successful regular season in recent history for the two-toned blue. Not only did they finish with 11 wins for the first time since 2008, not only did they win the AFC South (again, for the first time since 2008), but they did all of this with more than a fair share of glaring deficiencies in their roster.

The offensive line struggled with injuries throughout the season. The pass rush was one of the least effective in the NFL. The special teams unit had a series of woes throughout the year.

Still, even with that being said, the core of the Titans’ operation was strong enough to propel them to a year of success. Now, it’s time to take the next step. With the first round of the NFL Draft, the Titans have the chance to address one of those deficiencies and take the leap from being a good regular season team to a good postseason team.

The unfortunate part is that with the NFL Draft being such a crapshoot year after year and with the Titans set to pick all the way back at the 22nd selection, there’s no real way to know exactly who the team is going to pick until they pick them.

Or is that accurate?

Through the power of science, deduction, analysis, and maaaaaybe a hint of leaps in logic sprinkled here and there, here’s a formula to figure out who the Titans will be drafting in the first round of 2021. Let’s walk you through it.