Ojulari

The Tennessee Titans had pretty much every player they had been linked to leading up to the draft available to them at pick No. 22 where they chose cornerback Caleb Farley, a top-10 talent who presumably fell into their laps because of injury concerns.

But as the draft shifts to Rounds 2 and 3, there are still plenty of good players available on Day 2– even a few that could’ve been taken at 22. The Titans are in a good position to add a few more impact players with pick No. 53 in the second round and picks 85 and 100 in the third. General Manager Jon Robinson also didn't rule out the possibility of trading around to land any of their targets. 

"We’ve got to weather some picks (Friday) and we’ll see kind of as we inch closer down there to where we’re at who’s available and if we get any action to move around," Robinson said. "We’re still open to that and just see how it goes. Continue to add players that we know are going to come in and help the team."

Listed below are top Titans’ targets for each round:

Round 2

Azeez Ojulari, Edge, Georgia

Joseph Ossai, Edge, Texas

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest

Several of the above players will likely require a trade up to land, specifically Ojulari, Owusu-Koramoah, Elijah Moore and possibly Marshall. The big question remaining is does Robinson think signing Bud Dupree was enough to wait a little later to get a pass rusher? If not, then moving up for Ojulari, who has slid a little due to questions about a knee injury, or sitting back and taking either Ossai or Basham if they fall to 53 could be the wise play. 

Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

Rondale Moore, WR, Ole Miss

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

There is no question the Titans need to come away from this draft with a wide receiver, preferably one in the top three rounds. Josh Reynolds is a fine addition on a one-year deal, but he was a No. 3 receiver with the Rams and hasn’t shown he can step into a No. 2 role like Corey Davis did. Elijah Moore is the best wideout left in the draft and would be the way to go for Tennessee. He can play in the slot, they can move him out wide and they can use his speed and athleticism to create matchup nightmares against opposing defensive backs at will. But the Jaguars, Lions, Patriots, Cardinals and Bears all pick again before the Titans do and any one of them could snatch up either Moore or Marshall Jr.

Walker Little, OT, Stanford

Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami

The Titans could also throw a curveball here and draft an offensive tackle to compete with Kendall Lamm and shore up the right side of the offensive line in the role that was Isaiah Wilson’s last year. Little and Jenkins both could have been first-round choices and if they slide to 53 fortifying the O-line may be too tempting for Robinson to pass up. Jordan, Pat Freiermuth, Tommy Tremble and Hunter Long are the best tight ends remaining and there could start to be a run on tight ends earlier than expected. If they start flying off the board, the Titans could get desperate and grab one early to help offset the loss of Jonnu Smith.

Round 3

Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson

Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee

Nico Collins, WR, Michigan 

Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

If the wideout Tennessee wants isn’t there in the second round, there are still plenty of options in the third. Palmer impressed many scouts with his performance at the Senior Bowl and he is nearly unbeatable in one-on-ones, winning 81 percent of those matchups. Collins is a burner with big-play, downfield potential that could help stretch the defense and allow Brown to do his thing on the outside. Rodgers, like Brown, is tough to bring down after the catch. He can run over most defensive backs and can help in the punt return game. Long and Tremble could still be around in the third if there is no run on tight ends in the second, and Tennessee could go receiver with its first pick in the third and find Jonnu Smith’s replacement with its second. Long is the better pass catcher of the two, but Tremble could be the better overall player.

Rashad Weaver, Edge, Pittsburgh

Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Vanderbilt

Cameron Sample, Edge, Tulane

Chazz Surratt, LB, UNC

Chris Rumph II, Edge, Duke 

Edge rusher does need to be addressed at some point and there are some good options still left in the third round. Local product Odeyingbo would be the feel-good pick and he possesses the potential to be a force off the edge down the road. Sample and Weaver also would fill a need and give the Titans a third threat off the edge behind Dupree and Harold Landry.

Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

Brady Christensen, OT, BYU

If the Titans go another position in Round 2, the silver lining is there are plenty of talented tackles left in the third. Robinson said he believed the offensive line was a sneaky deep group and if they address another area of need in Round 2 then Radunz or Christensen would be a solid addition on the right side. Lamm could start this year and allow whichever player the team takes to develop for a full year.

Follow Michael Gallagher on Twitter @MGsports_

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.