The Tennessee Titans made a very risky move in the 2011 NFL draft by taking Jake Locker with the eighth overall pick. Jake needs time to develop, but by using, the eighth overall pick on him the Titans will feel a lot of pressure to start him from day one. It is a move that could cost their new head coach and General Manger their jobs down the road. If I were them, damn the fines, I would be doing all I could to insure Locker will starts his development now. Other than that, they did a very nice job of addressing their other needs via the draft.
The first need I see post draft for this team is at running back. They need a bigger back to compliment what Chris Johnson can do. They do have Javon Ringer and 2011 fourth round pick Jamie Harper, but there is some concern they are not exactly what this team needs. The rest of the offensive skill positions seem set, but there are some concerns at guard. They have some in house options to repalce pending free agents, but they may look for an upgrade via free agency.
While the Titans did draft two DT prospects in the draft, they feel like depth picks. The Titans D line got pushed around last year, and they need to get bigger and nastier there. If one of the prospects steps up, they might still need to look for a free agency upgrade. Other than that, the defense returns, but this is a rebuilding team that may choose to severely turnover their roster.
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