(Sports Network) - The Titans addressed their most glaring holes in free
agency by signing highly-regarded guard Andy Levitre from Buffalo, inking
strong safety Bernard Pollard from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens
and getting running back Chris Johnson and young quarterback Jake Locker
backups by convincing Shonn Greene and Ryan Fitzpatrick to leave the AFC East
Tennessee stills need to give Levitre more help on the interior of the
offensive line but getting the potential Pro Bowl selection to Nashville opens
up the 10th overall pick at least a bit for Mike Munchak and Company.
The Titans also signed offensive lineman Robert Turner and Chris Spencer in
free agency but taking yet another is a strong possibility although there are
other needs Tennessee must address.
Wide receiver Kenny Britt is certainly talented but is entering the final year
of his contract and has been so unreliable it's hard to imagine him staying in
Music City for the long haul so getting an outside threat to team with Kendall
Wright could be an option.
Defensive end is also a position that needs help. Derrick Morgan has a nice
2012 season but Kamerion Wimbley was somewhat of a disappointment and bringing
in a young pass rusher is expected at some point.
Guards Chance Warmack of Alabama and Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina are
reportedly in Tennessee's crosshairs and some have even speculated that the
Titans are also high on Warmack's teammate in college, tackle D.J. Fluker.
2012 Record: 6-10
Top Needs: OL, DE, WR
First Three Picks: No. 10, No. 40, No. 70
Number of Selections: 9 (1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2012 - Kendall Wright (WR, Baylor); 2011 - Jake
Locker (QB, Washington); 2010 - Derrick Morgan (DE, Georgia Tech); 2009 -
Kenny Britt (WR - Rutgers); 2008 - Chris Johnson (RB, East Carolina); 2007 -
Michael Griffin (S, Texas); 2006 - Vince Young (QB, Texas); 2005 - Adam
"Pacman" Jones (CB, West Virginia); 2004 - none; 2003 - Andre Woolfolk (CB,
Oklahoma); 2002 - Albert Haynesworth (DT, Tennessee).
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