Using history to predict Tennessee Titans first-round selection

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Let’s talk about potential new faces for the Tennessee Titans roster.

Let’s see what we’ve learned so far.

Robinson, as a general manager, has shown the capacity for drafting skill guys in the first round in the past but typically stays away from them. He likes drafting the players that likely won’t sell many jerseys, but will address team needs. He also likes the players who have been around the block for big-time college programs, especially if they’re from the SEC.

Alright, let’s get into it. With all that in mind, here are the most likely targets for the Titans in the first round.

Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan:

Paye is a four-year player for an elite Michigan defense at a position of need for the Tennessee Titans. It makes too much sense to not at least be considered.

Paye spent his time on the defensive line in college, but projects as an edge guy in the NFL, a spot on the defense where Tennessee could desperately use some help.

After spending big on Jadaveon Clowney in free agency last season, the Titans finished 30th in total sacks as a defense, with just 19 in 16 games. Clowney took off for Cleveland for next season, after ending his Titans’ tenure with a total of eight starts and zero sacks. Paye is a potential candidate for Tennessee in the first round.