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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2. Inside Linebacker

Inside linebacker has become one of the more replaceable positions in the past few years, but even then, it is an alarmingly glaring hole for the Titans right now. They were already in a less-than-ideal spot with Azeez Al-Shaair on the roster, but now that he has walked in free agency, they are looking especially rough in that aspect.

They did sign Kenneth Murray early in free agency, and even though he is super athletic, his actual play on the football field has left much to be desired. He is a definite downgrade from Al-Shaair, and Otis Reese did play well in limited action, but do you want to give him a starting role after what was just two games? Not really.

Of course, not every need on the Titans is going to be fully addressed, and inside linebacker is one position they may have to live with being a weakness in 2024. The options in free agency have dried up, and this year's draft does not exactly offer blue-chip talent for the position.

Even if inside linebacker may not be fixed to the degree that we would like for it to be, Ran Carthon has to add a player here. The position is at the point where something would be better than just nothing, and even if an addition is mainly depth for the 2024 season, the Titans will take it given how barren their room is.

They have several picks on day three of the draft, and even though it is unlikely that they find a guy who will be a true year one contributor, drafting one then can only help. Guys in the draft are at least young and have upside, which is more than can be said about their current guys except Reese, as well as what is left in free agency.