One final crack at what the Tennessee Titans will do in the 2020 NFL Draft as we dive into a full 7-round mock draft.
When a team sneaks into the playoffs at 9-7 and happens to get hot at the right time and make it to the AFC Championship, that’s usually a reason for fans to get excited — right? While it was the Tennessee Titans‘ most successful season since 2002, making a near improbable postseason run has left the team picking at No. 29 in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Although many are quick to point at the quarterback switch in Week 6 between Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill for the team’s rough start, there are also other factors that played into the team finishing just 9-7. To put this into perspective, the team was just one loss away from this magical playoff run from never happening.
General manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel have said it themselves, the Titans need to win more games within the regular season so that they can actually host playoff games — not try to win three straight on the road.
Where should the Tennessee Titans begin towards accomplishing that? While the team has gotten faster on the defensive front in free agency with additions such as Vic Beasley Jr. and Jack Crawford, there is still a playmaking/leadership dynamic to be had for 2020 Titans. Fan favorites such as Jurrell Casey, Delanie Walker, Wesley Woodyard and Jack Conklin will be calling new cities home this season after being stalwarts for the franchise for the last number of years.
Although the team is still interested in reuniting with veteran cornerback Logan Ryan, and still seems to be geared up towards trying to attain the services of superstar defender Jadeveon Clowney, Robinson could (and should) still elect to draft high at those two positions. Wide receiver and running back are also positions in desperate need of a new influx of talent.
Let’s see what the Tennessee Titans could do in this week’s NFL Draft to make sure the 2020 play-off Titans are here to stay- and not just be a flash in a pan.