Tennessee Titans early 2022 NFL Draft theories and ideas

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Here are a few options for the Tennessee Titans from 11 to 20, maybe.

If the Titans wind up with a middle-round pick, somewhere between picks 11 and 20, they should look into a wide receiver or an edge rusher, maybe. Who knows? Maybe Rattler or Howell will still be available.

If they are off of the board, there are a couple of big-name wide receivers in this draft class, Ohio State University’s dynamic duo Chris Olave and Garret Wilson for instance. Both are projected to go within the top 15 picks by quite a few NFL analysts, so if one of them falls to the Titans, Tennessee should look at pulling the trigger.

Sure, the Titans have A.J. Brown, and they just traded for Julio Jones, but he’s been injury-prone. Like Tannehill, Jones is also up there in age. Unlike Tannehill though, WRs typically retire sooner than QBs because of all the hits and wear they take, so the addition of someone like Olave or Wilson could be seen as a reload.

These aren’t must-haves though. They could also look for a WR in free agency or even later in the draft, especially if all of the elite playmaking WRs are off the board, then the Titans need to draft a guy like Michigan’s Aiden Hutchinson, Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, or even USC’s Drake Jackson.

All three of those guys are defensive end/outside linebacker hybrids. The Titans have one of the NFL’s worst defenses, and drafting a secondary piece in the first round last season was vital, but they still need some more pass rushers to aid Jeffery Simmons.