Tennessee Titans fans shouldn't overthink the idea of drafting Joe Alt

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There is an expression about greed that Tennessee Titans fans need to remember heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, "Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered."

The Tennessee Titans have the 7th pick in the draft and all of the rumor and speculation right now is that four quarterbacks are going to be drafted before the Titans select.

That means that Ran Carthon should have the option of taking one of the three best non-QBs (Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, and Joe Alt) in this draft class.

All three of those players should be viewed as blue-chip prospects who can be foundational pieces for their franchises going forward, and all three miraculously fill a need for the Titans. It should be as simple as drafting whichever one of those players falls into the Titans lap at 7, but it isn't.

Despite a very productive offseason, the Tennessee Titans still have holes on their roster outside of tackle and receiver. Even assuming that they sign a veteran free agent safety to start next to Amani Hooker, they could still use a starting linebacker and some depth at EDGE and along the defensive line.

That has prompted people to start hoping that the Titans will trade back in the first round to collect more draft picks so that they can continue to patch those holes.

If the draft compensation is outstanding, then the Titans should seriously consider it. Specifically, if they get an offer from the Minnesota Vikings that includes both first-round picks or if they get a monster deal from someone else who is also offering a player that would fill one of their needs.

But if the two flashy receivers are gone, there are too many people out there who are willing to trade down 5-10 spots for a third-round pick. The idea behind it is that this is a deep tackle class and that you can get someone almost as good as Joe Alt with a pick in the middle of the first round.