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NFL Draft Order 2015: Titans Path to the First Pick

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Here is what the Tennessee Titans need to happen in order to end up with the first pick.

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From a draft perspective, the Titans took care of business last night.  They eliminated another 2 win team, their 2nd in as many weeks.  That keeps them right in the hunt for #1.  The Buccaneers still hold a slight edge in strength of schedule, but they are by no means a lock to keep it.

The easiest way, of course, for the Titans to get the #1 pick is to lose to the Colts in week 17 and have Tampa Bay win against the Packers on Sunday or the Saints in week 17.  The Bucs might have a shot to beat New Orleans next week, but it is a pretty safe bet that the both the Titans and the Buccaneers end up at 2-14.

Here is your visual guide to the Titans getting the first pick:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here&#39;s how the Titans get No.1 pick if both they and TB lose out.. 12 games matter, need to go at least 9-3.. <a href="http://t.co/8pmy7SeJHF">pic.twitter.com/8pmy7SeJHF</a></p>&mdash; Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_McCrystal/status/546001021726896128">December 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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If you want to read more about what the Titans need, Terry McCormick has a pretty thorough breakdown here.

A lot of people want the Titans to get the first pick so they can draft Marcus Mariota.  I want the Titans to get the first pick so they can trade with someone who wants Mariota and get some extra picks.  The Titans need A LOT of pieces to be close to contending.  One guy, Mariota or anyone else, doesn't make this team significantly better.  There are just too many holes.

So join me this weekend in saying go Buccaneers, Redskins, Patriots, Steelers, Ravens, Vikings Panthers,  Cowboys and Rams!