No. 7 biggest "What If" in Titans history: If they hadn't drafted Chance Warmack
Teams are in the business of acquiring playmakers. The more you acquire, the better your chances of winning games become. Simple, right? That's why it doesn't matter if you select a guard or a safety in the Round 1 of the draft if you found a starter for the next ten years. The Titans applied this philosophy in 2013 when they selected offensive lineman Chance Warmack 10th overall.
Warmak got the can't-miss label ahead of the 2013 draft after a stellar career at Alabama. A three-year starter on the Crimson Tide's offensive line, he earned All-SEC honors in 2011 and 2012.
Unfortunately, Warmark's success at the collegiate level didn't carry over into the pros. He started 58 games for Tennessee but didn't get a second deal with them. Looking for a new team, he latched on to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he appeared in 20 games with three starts before calling it quits in 2019.
What makes the Warmack pick even more puzzling is that there were many playmakers still on the board when Tennessee was on the clock. Justin Pugh, 19th overall, has gone on to have a fruitful career after switching from offensive tackle to guard. Similarly, the Houston Texans came out of the draft with All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Maybe you have heard that Hopkins just joined the Titans but imagine he had been with them from the get-go? He would have provided the long-term stability at wide receiver the team has severely lacked the past ten years.