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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Denico Autry was such a key and consistent presence on the Titans front seven in each of the past three years but left in early free agency for the Houston Texans. His departure left a void that needed to be replaced, and they still have not done it yet.

Now it is worth noting that unlike the two positions previously mentioned, the Titans at least have some proven and adequate talent at this one. Harold Landry started the season slow but turned it on big time in the second half of 2023, and will be expected to be a force in the 2024 season.

Arden Key also had some strong performances in 2023, and even though he was not exactly a game-changer, he is still a solid player at the very least. Even if he were a true difference-maker, NFL teams nowadays want at least three quality guys in a pass-rushing rotation, and the Titans only have two right now.

They need to add at EDGE, and it will be interesting to see exactly how they want to do it. They could go with a true three-point stance guy like Autry who plays well on the outside and interior, or they could go with another outside linebacker.

Either way, you can never have too many guys who can get to the quarterback, and luckily hope is not just lost there. There are some but not very many good options left in free agency, and the draft also has several guys who will be top-100 picks.

If the Titans are to take a defensive player in the first two days of the draft, EDGE figures to be the position for it. Even if they do have some good talent there already, EDGE is a premium position at which you need quality and quantity, and they do not have enough of it right now.