We are through five games of 2015 and I have already declared the season a total failure. It's draft season. Time to focus all of our attention to the college football world and argue about who the Titans should draft next spring.
The Titans' current draft slot if the season ended today: 5th overall.
Tennessee has needs all over the roster. They basically need everything minus a quarterback, which is actually a step forward from previous seasons. Marcus Mariota needs to be protected first and foremost. The offensive line has to be fixed. Do whatever it takes.
Here is how I'm ranking the Titans' needs right now.
1. Right Tackle
2. Free Safety
4. Running Back
5. Inside Linebacker
You could make an argument for any of these five to be at the top of the list. I have right tackle listed first because I do think that it's the most important void right now. The Titans can't afford to have Mariota hurt.
Who are the Titans scouting?
NFL scouts here for UK-AUB. Bengals. Bills. Patriots. Cardinals. Vikings. Jets. Panthers. Chargers. Dolphins. Titans. Cowboys.— Darrell Bird (@DarrellBird) October 15, 2015
Potential Titans: Kentucky Safety AJ Stamps, Auburn CB Jonathan Jones, Auburn ILB Cassanova McKinzy
NFL scouts at UCLA-Stanford: Titans, Bucs, Pats, Browns, Rams, 49ers, Broncos, Raiders, Eagles, Cardinals, Jags, Ravens, Panthers, Dolphins.— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) October 16, 2015
Potential Titans: UCLA DL Kenny Clark (Note: ILB Myles Jack out for the year with a knee injury)
Rams, Titans and a number of other NFL teams with scouts at the Indiana-Ohio State game today. Pretty normal for a Big Ten game.— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) October 3, 2015
Potential Titans: OSU EDGE Joey Bosa, OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott, OSU LB Darron Lee, OSU S Vonn Bell, OSU DL Adolphus Washington (The Buckeyes are loaded from top to bottom, but these are the main guys. It's hard to pinpoint who the Titans are singling out.)
NFL Scouts scheduled to attend tonight's Arizona State-Colorado game: -Cardinals -Steelers -Jets -Dolphins -Titans— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) October 11, 2015
Potential Titans: Colorado WR Nelson Spruce, Colorado CB Ken Crawley, ASU WR/RB DJ Foster, ASU CB Lloyd Carrington
Key Draft News:
- UCLA LB Myles Jack declared for the NFL. He has signed an agent and will be rehabbing his knee injury that ended his season. He was thought of as a sure fire top 15 pick before the injury.
- Auburn receiver Duke Williams has been kicked off of the team. His tumultuous stay at Auburn is officially over, allowing him to focus on repairing his image before the draft. Many had Williams as a top 50 player.
- Laremy Tunsil (OT, Ole Miss) will be allowed to resume competition next week against Texas A&M. Tunsil is considered a top ten pick.
- West Virginia Senior safety Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, ending his college career.