2014 NFL Free Agency: Tennessee Titans biggest needs after first wave

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Which areas do the Titans still need to improve on after the first week of free agency?

The Tennessee Titans have made headway towards fixing some ailing positions (OT, RB, NT, QB) but there are still some big areas that could use upgrades. These are the positions that could be addressed in the remainder of the offseason.

1. DE/OLB

Kamerion Wimbley and Akeem Ayers are the starting pass rushers for the Titans, and while both are better fits in a 3-4 than the 4-3 they may still need to be upgraded considering age and experience.

Best fit left: Sean Phillips

2. ILB

While Wesley Woodyard was one of the best cover linebackers available this offseason, the Titans need someone who can stop the run. Unless the Titans add another nose tackle (unlikely considering how many are on the roster) then they will need a linebacker that can stack and shed in the middle of the field.

Best fit left: Akeem Jordan

3. Vertical TE

The Ken Whisenhunt offense is largely based on taking what the defense gives the quarterback. One of the best way to exploit a defense is with a vertical tight end that can be a mismatch with linebackers and safeties. While those are hard to find, bringing one in to compliment Delaine Walker could be a smart move if the price is right.

Best fit left: Jermichael Finley

4. Center

While the Titans have a center that has starting quality and a lot of potential upside in Brian Schwenke, there may be an opportunity to upgrade in free agency. With Alex Mack and Brian De La Puenta both available, the Titans should at least kick the tires on potential upgrades.

Best fit left: Alex Mack (Brian De La Puenta for the cost)

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