The Tennessee Titans entered the 2023 NFL Draft with only six selections but they came out with three players that could have a huge impact next season. First, the Titans used the 12th overall pick on offensive tackle Peter Skoronski, who will fill the void left by Taylor Lewan. They then chose quarterback Will Levis in Round 2 and running back Tyjea Spears in the third round.
Having said that, the Titans' brass still has plenty of work to do before training camp starts. Specifically, they need to check off these five boxes on their offseason to-do list.
5. The Tennessee Titans need to get wide receiver help
Wide receiver has been one of the Titans' top needs since the end of the 2022 season but the front office hasn't done much to address it besides drafting UT Martin's Colton Dowell in Round 7. Treylon Burks should make strides in Year 2 but there are no other viable targets in the passing game. Thus, Tennessee should consider looking for help in the open market.
Kenny Golladay, Jarvis Landry, and Sammy Watkins are the top options available but they all come with injury risk. Golladay might be the best of the bunch despite the fact that he last register a 1,000-yard season back in 2019. It's true that he's missed 19 games over the last three seasons but he's 29 and it wouldn't hurt the Titans to kick the tires on him. They could offer him a one-year deal with a chance to rebuild his stock.
The Titans have around $10 million in cap space and still need to sign their rookie class. However, they could structure Golladay's potential contract in a way in which the cap hits next year. Either way, they must add reinforcements to their receiver corps.
4. The Tennessee Titans must bolster the O-Line, sign Dalton Risner
The Titans have been giving their roster a makeover this offseason and the position group that has experienced the biggest turnover is the offensive line. After moving on from the trio of Nate Davis, Ben Jones, and Taylor Lewan, Tennessee drafted Peter Skoronsi, signed Daniel Brunskill to play right guard and Andre Dillard to compete for the left tackle job.
On top of that, Andrew Brewer will switch from left guard to center. With 2022 third-round pick Nicholas Petit-Frere slated to line up at right guard, left guard remains a question mark ahead of training camp. Xavier Newman, Jordan Roos, or Zach Johnson could compete for the job but if the Titans want a proven commodity, they should then go after Dalton Risner, who remains available in the open market.
A second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2019, Risner has only missed four games over the last two seasons and has made 62 starts. The former Kansas State Wildcat isn't a Pro Bowl-caliber player but he could bring stability at left guard in Tennessee. Last season, he gave up 29 total pressures and three sacks on 598 pass-blocking snaps.
The Titans are working with a tight budget but signing Risner to a one-year deal shouldn't be cost-prohibitive. There's a chance Will Levis will start at some point in his rookie season and if the Titans want to put him in a position to succeed, they need to make sure he's got the best possible protection.