The Tennessee Titans lost in the playoffs but work to get back in this 2021 NFL mock draft.
In last year’s playoffs, the Tennessee Titans went on a historic run. Upsetting the Patriots and then the Ravens, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry paved their way to the AFC Championship Game. There will be no such run this year, however. In a playoff rematch with Baltimore, the Titans were stonewalled and now enter the offseason, first free agency and then the 2021 NFL Draft.
Despite winning the AFC South and playing at a phenomenal level at many times this season, Tennessee has plenty of work ahead of them. And while some of that work can be done through free agency, the draft will be critical. Projected to get a third-round compensatory pick and having their own selections in Rounds 1-6, they have the arsenal to do some damage.
So what kind of haul could the franchise bring in? Let’s dive into that question with a 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft for the Tennessee Titans. Note: This mock was compiled using The Draft Network mock draft machine.
Tennessee Titans 7-round 2021 mock draft
The biggest area of concern for the Titans throughout the 2020 season was their lack of a consistent pass rush. The free-agent additions of Vic Beasley and Jadeveon Clowney didn’t yield the dividends they’d hoped they would. So now they are left looking for a long-term option to pair with Harold Landry off the edge.
Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari could very well be the player to fill that void and do so swimmingly. The 6-3, 240-pounder has plenty of experience throughout his time with the Bulldogs as a stand-up rusher who is also tasked with dropping back into coverage. He’s an athletic player who could be effective as a versatil outside linebacker in the Tennessee 3-4 base scheme.
As a rusher, Ojulari needs to work better with his counter moves and with consistency at timing his rush. But in terms of his bend and his pass-rush moves, he’s more than effective, the same of which can be said about his performance in run defense. He also is a smart player who can drop back into pass coverage in a limited capacity and succeed.
Tennessee needs to find a viable option that they can bank on in their EDGE group. Ojulari checks every box you’d want him to and he’d be a first-round pick well used.