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ESPN.com Ranks the Tennessee Titans Secondary #25

I hate to say it but they are right on the money.  

25. Tennessee Titans
The suspension of Pacman Jones will limit this secondary from a coverage standpoint in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's system. However, the addition of Nick Harper (Colts), Kelly Herndon (Seahawks) and first-round pick Michael Griffin should help lesson the blow on the back end when matching up versus multiple spread formations. Harper is a solid No. 2 corner who plays bigger than his size, while Herndon is best-suited as a backup corner in sub packages. Griffin is a versatile player who can play corner and safety. That said, the Titans still lack a No. 1 cover corner. Starting SS Chris Hope was the most consistent player in the secondary last season versus both the run and pass; he covered up for the weakness of FS Lamont Thompson on the back end.
I don't think there is a #1 corner on this roster.  Hopefully, Harper and someone else will step up to be solid #2 corners.  We will be ok with two #2s.  If we have a #2 corner, a #3 corner and a bad free safety it will make for a long season.