Tennessee Titans still need to make at least three additions
By Will Lomas
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and unless there is a surprise coming, it looks like the Tennessee Titans have their undrafted free agent class.
Even though they haven’t officially announced the class, social media has connected these 10 rookies to the Titans:
- Mekhi Sargent RB, Iowa
- Tory Carter FB/TE, LSU
- Miller Forristall TE, Alabama
- Briley Moore TE, Kansas State
- Cole Banwart iOL, Iowa
- Chandon Herring OL, BYU
- NaQuan Jones DL, Michigan St
- Justus Reed EDGE, Virginia Tech
- James Smith P, Cincinnati
- Blake Haubeil K, Ohio State
All or nearly all of those players had draftable grades according to one analyst or another, so watching this group try to earn their way onto an NFL roster will be much more fun than in years past.
But, that class is a little smaller than most anticipated because it leaves the Titans with a roster of only 87 players.
With three roster spots available, it begs the question, “What will the Titans do with those spots?”
What will the Tennessee Titans do?
Since there is no advantage to leaving these roster spots open, there are a few options that are intriguing to consider. Stoking the fires even further is that Jim Wyatt mentioned that there could be another wave of free agency after the draft.
Specifically, when asked about Tennessee signing Sheldon Richardson before the draft, he emphasized that Titans fans should “stay tuned” after the draft:
"I haven’t heard any buzz about Sheldon and the Titans yet. I did see where the Browns indicated recently they’re interested in bringing him back. I do expect there to be another wave of free agency after the draft, so stay tuned. Teams that don’t get what they want/need in the draft will dive back in to add players."
With positions like tight end, defensive line and wide receiver that have talent, but could use complementary players, adding a veteran free agent makes sense.
Of course, the other option that is picking up steam is that there are several rosters with crowded wide receiver rooms that could be exploring trades. Whether that is a rumored blockbuster to land a superstar like Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons or just a solid offer for someone buried on their current depth chart like Jamison Crowder of the New York Jets.
Either way, there is no benefit to doing nothing, so as Jim Wyatt would say “stay tuned” to see what moves the team could make.