2010 NFL Draft review: Tennessee Titans

All in all the picks they made seemed like pretty good ones. What I mean by that is they went out and addressed most of their needs. However they pulled off a trade that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. They dealt RB Lendale White and DT Kevin Vickerson to the Seattle Seahawks to swap selections in the fourth and sixth round. Losing White leaves a big hole behind RB Chris Johnson and he may hold out looking for a new contract. That would leave Javon Ringer and undrafted free agent Stafon Johnson alone in the Titan backfield.

This team used six of its nine selections on the defensive side of the ball, and that was their biggest area of concern. They hope that first round pick Derrick Morgan can come in and start from day and develop in a Jevon Kearse type. With no second round pick they waited till the third and scored the guy they wanted WR Damian Williams. It seems likely he will step onto the team s the main kick and punt returner. Later in the third they scored LB Rennie Curran who will have to make his mark on special teams, and serve as a backup at OLB.

The rest of their picks were spent on finding depth and a few projects like QB Rusty Smith. So with all that being said here is a quick look at the initial grades for the 2010 NFL Draft:

Round One: A, they filled a big hole on their team with a high quality prospect
Round Three: B+, Williams was a great prospect, and he will have to work to become a starting receiver
•Talent: B+, both prospects were highly touted
•Need: A, they need a great job of filling their needs
•Average: A-

Related Links:

Tennessee Titans news and notes
2010 NFL Draft initial team grades
The Business of the NFL
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