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Top players where Tennessee needs help.

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Pro Football Focus released their yearly grades on the 2015 NFL free agents. While some of these people will obviously be franchise tagged, some will slip through the cracks. These are the top free agents available in this offseason on offense after being filtered down. All of these players have played 400+ snaps this year, and scored a +1.0 grade or higher. This is how the 48 that fulfilled those requirements filtered out.

1. Justin Houston EDGE, Kansas City

2. Ndamukong Suh DL, Detroit

3. Pernell McPhee EDGE Baltimore

4. Brandon Graham EDGE, Philadelphia

5. Jason Pierre-Paul EDGE, New York Giants

6. Derrick Morgan EDGE, Tennessee

7. Stephen Paea DL, Chicago

8. Rolando McClain LB, Dallas

9. James Harrison EDGE, Pittsburgh

10. Terrance Knighton DL, Denver

11. Mike Adams S, Indianapolis

12. Jason Worilds EDGE, Pittsburgh

13. Devin McCourty S, New England

14. Damon Harrison DL, New York Jets

15. Dan Williams DL, Arizona

16. Dawan Landry S, New York Jets

17. Jerry Huges EDGE, Buffalo

18. Kareem Jackson CB, Houston

19. Patrick Chung S, New England

20. Rashean Mathis CB, Detroit

21. Jared Odrick DL, Miami

22. Da'Norris Searcy S, Buffalo

23. Chris Culliver CB, San Francisco

24. Brandon Flowers CB, San Diego

25. Jabaal Sheard EDGE, Cleveland

26. Lance Briggs LB, Chicago

27. Brandon Spikes LB, Buffalo

28. Sterling Moore CB, Dallas

29. Geno Hayes LB, Jacksonville

30. Tommy Kelly DL, Arizona

31. Sergio Brown S, Indianapolis

32. Brian Orakpo EDGE, Washington

33. Tom Johnson DL, Minnesota

34. Dwight Freeney EDGE, San Diego

35. Jim Leonhard S, Cleveland

36. Nate Allen S, Philadelphia

37. C.J. Mosley DL, Detroit

38. Cory Redding DL, Indianapolis

39. Darian Stewart S, Baltimore

40. Daniel Manning S, Houston

41. Jasper Brinkley LB, Minnesota

42. Brooks Reed EDGE, Houston

43. Sam Acho EDGE, Arizona

44. Kendrick Lewis S, Houston

45. Tramon Williams CB, Green Bay

46. Parys Haralson LB, New Orleans

47. Perrish Cox CB, San Fransisco

48. Dwight Lowery S, Atlanta

For a team so defensively needy like the Titans, this free agent class could be exactly what they need. The top five players on this list is essentially a whose who of front seven players that can get to the quarterback. If the Titans managed to end up with even one of them, it would make fixing the defense so much easier.

There is also a lot of safety depth on this list, including everyone's favorite should-be Titans, Devin McCourty. For what it is worth (with no inside knowledge of the team) I would think that Tennessee would be a huge draw to Devin. With how close those brothers appear to be, combined with how how little the Patriots seem to value DBs, this move makes a lot of sense.

As for the interior linebacker spot, there isn't really a ton of help on the board here. Rolando McClain has been dominant this year, but can he be trusted long term? Personally my favorite LB on the board for Tennessee is Brandon Spikes. Last year I was cheering for the Titans to bring in James Harrison (who has been a star for Pittsburgh) and for similar reasons I think Tennessee should bring in Spikes. The Titans need tone-setters on defense and they have whiffed on Bernard Pollard and Wesley Woodyard in the past, maybe Spikes is the guy they need.