The majority of mock drafts and experts have the Tennessee Titans selecting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but the Titans have multiple needs and there are some very talented players like Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, who most call the best player in this draft class and Florida State corner/safety Jalen Ramsey who would fill a dire need for the Titans in the secondary.
Could the Titans look to take one of those players and look to find a quality tackle in the second or third round? It's a possibility, because the Titans could choose to go in many directions.
On Tuesday Adam Schefter reported that a recently conducted poll of NFL personel professionals indicated that the Titans would take Tunsil with the first selection of they kept the pick.
Of course there is a very strong possibility that they could trade the pick to a team wanting to jump ahead of the Cleveland Browns to select a quarterback. The Browns could also look to trade up one spot to secure the chance to select their quarterback of choice.
Should the Titans work a deal to move down in the first round there is a solid chance that they could take either Bosa or Ramsey if Tunsil were gone. If they traded with the Browns, who would take a quarterback then all three of those players would still be an option for the Titans.
Given what we witnessed on Sunday in Super Bowl 50 from the Broncos defense, and given the history associated with new Titans general manager Jon Robinson and how he has taken top players rather than filling positions of need, the possibility of a Bosa or Ramsey pick becomes more possible.
The Titans defense under Dick LeBeau made strides in the right direction last season and adding either of those defensive players would improve the defense immediately/.The old adage about never having enough pass rushers can't be overlooked.
Also the Titans have a desperate need in the secondary and following the Tuesday release of Michael Griffin, they now need help at corner and safety, which Ramsey would give them at either position,
There are some other talented tackles that the Titans could target in the second or third round that could step in and play right tackle, though I subscribe to the Delanie Walker comment that they team does not need a rookie on the offensive line. The team should look to free agency to fiix the issues of protecting their franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Robinson wants to build through the draft, and that is the right approach, but for a team with this many needs, using free agency is the fastest way to start to turn things around in the fastest time.
One thing is for sure, the Titans have a lot of options and Robinson is the guy who will have to make the tough calls as to which option they will follow.
I don't envy Robinson's position and the call he is about to have to make.