AFC South power rankings heading into Week 1

Do the Titans have a shot at the AFC South this year? We think so.

Tennessee Titans, Derrick Henry
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2. Tennessee Titans

We come to our beloved Titans, here at no. 2 overall, which is not a negative thing. This isn't a bad ranking, whatsoever. Last year was a forgettable year for these Titans, who struggled with an unstable quarterback position after Tannehill was injured. They also had a hard time finding the right, capable weaponry on offense all year long.

Between Treylon Burks' injury woes and inability to get fully acclimated, and the team not fully utilizing a guy like Chigoziem Okonkwo in the passing game, the offense sputtered at times and was solely dependent on the legs of Derrick Henry.

Now looking at a healthy Tannehill, who has felt great this offseason, and seeing the incoming presence of a guy like DeAndre Hopkins, there is much more belief in this team. Even behind Tannehill, the quarterback position looks far more stable with the improvement from backup Malik Willis and the drafting of Will Levis, who's currently listed as the QB3.

Defensively, the Titans have to improve. That's where the real question marks lay. Can they jump into the top half instead of where they finished last year, toward the bottom? If Tennessee's defense can take even a small step forward, this team very well could wind up winning the division.