The 2019 NFL Draft is this month, which means that The Game Haus will be doing draft profiles for every team. Each NFL team will be looked at heading into this year’s draft including what their needs are and who they could be targeting. The Tennessee Titans will be the 18th team evaluated.
The Titans had another winning record last season, finishing at 9-7. They had a solid season, but missed the playoffs. It was a solid start to a coaching career for first-time head coach Mike Vrabel, but more will be expected in 2019.
The offense struggled, only scoring 19.4 points per game. Marcus Mariota led the passing game, but it was one of the worst in the NFL at 185.9 yards per game. Corey Davis was the team’s leading receiver, but he had just only 891 receiving yards. The running game was much better, ranking seventh in the league. Derrick Henry led the team in rushing yards with 1,059. The offensive line was a solid unit last season in helping the running game.
Their defense was one of the best in the NFL, allowing 18.9 points per game. Jurrell Casey was great on the defensive line, while outside linebacker Harold Landry had a solid rookie season. Casey led the team with seven sacks. Jayon Brown and Wesley Woodyard were good inside linebackers for the Titans last season, as they led the team in tackles. Tennessee’s secondary had a lot of good players including Adoree Jackson, Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler, Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro. Cameron Wake was added to a mediocre pass rush to try and improve it for the 2019 season.
2019 NFL Draft Picks
Tennessee has six picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
First Round (one pick): No. 19
Second Round (one pick): No. 51
Third Round (one pick): No. 82
Fourth Round (one pick): No. 121
Fifth Round (one pick): No. 157
Sixth Round (one pick): No. 188
Offensive Guard- Rodger Saffold was signed, but the Titans need one more player on the interior to complete a good line of scrimmage.
Wide Receiver- Davis stepped up last season and Adam Humphries was signed, but Mariota needs more weapons if the offense is to drastically improve.
Nose Tackle- The Titans have to get a solid player to man the middle of the defensive line, as they will ramp up the run defense and take blockers off of Casey.
Defensive End- Casey is a solid defensive end in the 3-4, but they need someone to play opposite him.
Edge Rusher- Wake was added to the team, but they still need to get more pass rushers, as they didn’t have a player register more than seven sacks.
Cornerback- Butler is a solid player, but did not play up to his potential last season. If he doesn’t this season changes will have to be made.
2019 NFL Draft Targets
Pick No. 19: Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma
Brown is having Lifsranc surgery, but his talent is undeniable. He will be one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL next season. The Titans need to get someone who can stretch the field vertically and also be a complement to Corey Davis. This should help the passing game, Marcus Mariota’s development and the offense as a whole.
Pick No. 51: Garrett Bradbury, OG/C, NC State
To help complete the offensive line, the Titans should consider taking a guard in the second round. They can get good value there and fill a giant need. Bradbury played center at NC State, but could also play guard, as he has the necessary athleticism to be successful as a former tight end.
Pick No. 82: Jaylon Ferguson, Edge, Louisiana Tech
Ferguson is the most productive pass rusher in FBS history, albeit at a smaller school. He lacks the bend and athleticism of a day one prospect, but the Titans might like his production. Ferguson could help a lackluster pass rush from last season and develop under Cameron Wake.