The Tennessee Titans offensive line was without doubt the biggest need area for the team following the conclusion of last season. To help correct that deficiency general manager Jon Robinson used both free-agency and the draft to add talent on that front.
Center Ben Jones joins the Titans as the man in the middle after signing a free-agent deal with the Titans that took him away from the division rival Houston Texans. Brian Schwenke and Andy Gallik remain at that position, but Jones is the presumed starter heading into training camp.
Robinson then used the draft to maneuver the Titans in position to select Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin to fill the black hole that has been the team's right tackle position seemingly since the retirement of David Stewart following the 2013 season.
Taylor Lewan is locked in at left tackle, though there has been speculation he could move to the right side. Regardless, he will fill one of those two spots.
Likewise, Chance Warmack is the starter at right guard, but like Lewan, there has been talk of Warmack moving to the left guard spot, the position he played during his All-American college career at Alabama.
Byron Bell was resigned as a free-agent and Jeremiah Poutasi both spent time at right tackle last season, though neither was the answer at the position. Both players should be in line to compete for the opening at left guard. Former undrafted, second year players
Additionally rookie sixth round selection Sebastian Tretola will find himself in the hunt along with two undrafted rookies in Nick Ritcher, Sam Carlson who both played tackle in college, but could get a look inside.
William Poehls along with Ritcher and Carlson and perhaps the most intriguing undrafted rookie of them all, former Wisconsin tackle Taylor Marz will compete for the second team spots at tackle behind Lewan and Conklin.
There is not solid depth at every position on the offensive line, and while there is much work to be done before this line can be considered good, but the talent level has certainly been improved and might actually become a strength is the Titans can find a suitable fit at left guard and all five starters can stay healthy and work together as opposed to the revolving doors we have seen at some positions in recent years.
Big, mean and nasty are all adjectives that can describe what the Titans are looking to build, and they certainly have players who fit that mold.