With only one draft pick in the first 75 selections, the Tennessee Titans have to be absolutely sure that they get their first pick correct in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Despite talking about it often, the Titans have never traded out of the first round of the NFL Draft. Even if that sounds like a great plan, there may not be a deal on the table that makes sense for them.
If that is the case, then they need to make sure they are aware of all of the prospects that could be available with the 26th selection in the draft. Some of the targets that the Titans have shown an interest in fill a need and should be available in the back half of the first round like Arkansas WR Treylon Burks, or Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning.
That is why there shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the Titans have invited Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green to the facilities as one of their 30 private visits.
The Tennessee Titans are still trying to figure out their left guard position, and Green makes a lot of sense if they want to address the interior offensive line. Depending on who you listen to, Green, Tyler Linderbaum, or Zion Johnson all have a claim to be the best interior lineman in this draft class.
If I had to guess, I would say that the Titans could use their private visit to see if he would be comfortable snapping and playing center in the future with Ben Jones only under contract for this year and next year.
The Tennessee Titans are hosting a pass rusher?
The other top-30 visit that came out recently was Jermaine Johnson the EDGE from Florida State who spent his first two years at Georgia.
While the Titans don’t need an EDGE, there is nothing wrong with taking a look at a player at a premium position. One of the big problems with the 2020 NFL Draft was that the board fell terribly for Tennessee and they forced Isaiah Wilson because they ran out of players they liked and he at least fit a need.
By doing their due diligence on players like Johnson, the Titans can make sure that they are prepared in case a similar situation happens this year. While the chances of Tennessee drafting someone on defense are very low, if they fall in love with a guy and they can’t trade down they have done a good enough job filling holes on offense to take a swing at someone like Johnson.
While I really like him, it would surprise me if things fell so poorly for Tennessee that they ended up taking a pass rusher at 26.