The NFL Draft is inching closer, and the needs for the Tennessee Titans couldn’t be more clear. Jon Robinson opted to let Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith walk in free agency, while cutting both starting cornerbacks from a year ago, Adoree Jackson and Malcolm Butler.
On the other hand, Robinson was able to ink pass rusher Bud Dupree to a massive deal, and also landed impactful defensive tackle Denico Autry. Veteran receiver Josh Reynolds was signed to help fill the void of Corey Davis, and veteran cornerbacks Kevin Johnson and Janoris Jenkins will help plug some gaps at cornerback. Still, those two positions remain atop the needs list.
Over at CBS, they went a full seven rounds for the Titans, giving us a look at how things could play out at the end of this month. Here are the results.
22: CB Greg Newsome II
53: WR Elijah Moore
85: Edge Ronnie Perkins
100: OL Trey Smith
126: OT Walker Little
166: WR Anthony Schwartz
205: TE Tony Poljan
215: S Damar Hamlin
232: Edge Tarron Jackson
Tough to argue with any of these selections here.
The Titans get another young cornerback with some length in Greg Newsome to pair with Kristian Fulton and Janoris Jenkins. They come back with their next pick to add Elijah Moore, who can immediately work out of the slot position as a rookie. The only question with Moore is whether or not he will be there with the 53rd selection.
The mock came back and added depth from there, grabbing edge rushing Ronnie Perkins before beefing up the offensive front. Walker Little would enter the picture in the right tackle battle, while Trey Smith would provide depth and potentially turn into a cheaper starting option at guard in the coming seasons.
Tennessee adds more speed in the fifth round with receiver Anthony Schwartz, before finishing by adding depth at tight end, safety and edge rusher.
So corner-receiver-edge-OL-OL-receiver — maybe the names aren’t exactly spot on here, but that seems like a solid roadmap for Jon Robinson to follow in this year’s draft.