Pre-Draft Team Needs: Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans made the playoffs last season but lost to the San Diego Chargers. We're taking a look at what improvements are needed in order for the team to make stronger playoff run.

Players Added

Justin McCareins/WR - He's back where it all started. McCareins is a favorite of offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger and will have a good chance to revive his once promising career.

Alge Crumpler/TE - If healthy, Crumpler will have a big role in Heimerdinger's passing game.

Dwayne Blakley/TE - He'll handle a blocking role with Tennessee.

Jake Scott/G - He's slated to replace RG Benji Olson who is retiring.

Jevon Kearse/DE - The former first-round pick of Tennessee is back to finish his career in a situational pass rushing role.

Josh Stamer/LB - The former Buffalo Bills backup linebacker will see most of his playing time on special teams where he'll provide the most impact.

Chris Carr/CB-KR - The former Raider will play in Tennessee's dime defense and will also return kicks.
 

Players Lost

Chris Brown/RB - He'll back up Ahman Green with the Houston Texans.

David Givens/WR - He's coming back from a devastating knee injury and his future is clouded.

Eric Moulds/WR - The veteran wide receiver may retire.

Ben Troupe/TE - He's one of five tight ends on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster.

Ben Hartsock/TE - He'll compete for playing time, likely as a backup, with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jacob Bell/G - He'll start at LG for the St. Louis Rams. Leroy Harris will get a shot to replace Bell.

Antwan Odom/DE - He got a nice free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals and will line up opposite Robert Geathers.

Travis LaBoy/DE - The Arizona Cardinals beat out the Cleveland Browns for his services. LaBoy is expected to play OLB not DE in Arizona's 3-4 scheme.

Gilbert Gardner/LB - The former third-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts found a new home with Detroit Lions.

Kelly Herndon/CB - He turned out to be a disappointment last season and got demoted.
 

Pre-Draft Team Needs

Defensive End - With the loss of Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy, there's a huge void left opposite Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Wide Receiver - Offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger covets a speedy receiver that can stretch the field for his vertical stretch passing game.

Center - Starter Kevin Mawae turned 37 earlier this year and they don't have his eventual replacement on the roster.


Other Issues to Address

Running Back Depth

Defensive Tackle Depth

Offensive Line Depth


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