5 big needs that the Tennessee Titans still need to address

Arden Key (#49) and Harold Landry (#58), Tennessee Titans
Arden Key (#49) and Harold Landry (#58), Tennessee Titans / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Offensive Tackle

Offensive tackle is easily the most glaring and urgent need for the Titans right now. Everyone remembers what it was like seeing WIll Levis and Ryan Tannehill fight for their lives in the pocket throughout 2023, and it was mainly due to the poor play on the outsides.

Despite what a train wreck the tackle position was last year and has been for several years now, the Titans still have not addressed it this offseason. Although it would have been nice to see them sign at least one in early Free Agency, you can play devil's advocate for them having yet to do it.

Most obviously, they are all but guaranteed to take a tackle early in the draft, and it may not even stop there. Ran Carthon has been vocal about the talent at the position in this year's draft class, and given that truly good tackles rarely hit free agency, it makes sense that the Titans approach would be to heavily address it in the draft.

Not just that, but with Bill Callahan as the offensive line coach now, it would not be shocking if they believe in their in-house guys more than everyone else does. The lack of quality play at tackle for the Titans is not due to them simply neglecting it, they have invested in some talented players in the draft in the recent past.

They got Dillon Radunz in the 2nd round in 2021 and Nicholas Petit-Frere in the 3rd round in 2022. And even though Jaelyn Duncan was not taken until the 6th round in 2023, he is still someone with natural talent and athleticism.

But as great as Bill Callahan's reputation and track record are as an offensive line coach, almost all of the studs he has coached have been high draft picks. That is not to say that he cannot make the guys just mentioned into quality backups for the Titans, but banking on them to become good starting tackles is a highly risky proposition.

Callahan is still a great coach and he will get the best out of high-quality talent when he has it, but like most, will rarely turn a nobody into a household name. So the tackle position still desperately needs to be addressed in the draft, and maybe even free agency if it comes down to it.

The Titans have shown that their main priority for the 2024 season is building around Will Levis and giving him everything he can to succeed. If they want to finish that, they need to improve the tackle position, so you can be very confident that they will get one in the first two days three weeks from now in Detroit.