After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Tennessee Titans.
What they needed: Guard, defensive end, wide receiver, safety.
Who they got:
Round 1: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Round 2 : Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Round 3: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
Round 3: Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri
Round 4: Brian Schwenke, C, California
Round 5: Lavar Edwards, DE, Louisiana State
Round 6: Khalid Wooten, CB, Nevada
Round 7 (248): Daimion Stafford, SS, Nebraska
Where they hit: After getting the middle of their offensive line blown out last season, they made sure to restock. Putting Warmack together with holdover Fernando Velasco (with Schwenke in the wings) and free agent addition Andy Levitre will help give Jake Locker a moment to see things, and should open some holes for Chris Johnson (and I suppose Shonn Greene).
Where they missed: The didn’t add pass-rush, but they did put some speed on the field. Adding Gooden to second-year linebacker Zach Brown gives the Titans two guys who can fly, and that gives them an opportunity to move some pieces around on defense.
Impact rookies: The made a move to get Hunter in the top of the second, and he could get a chance to shine soon. The Titans badly needed someone to make a play on the outside, as they have several guys with potential, but a funny way of not delivering on it.
Long-term prospects: The Titans will be exactly as good as Jake Locker is this year. If he grows into his draft status, they have a chance to be a very solid team. If he flounders, and God forbid Ryan Fitzpatrick ends up on the field, they’re going to be picking in the top 10 again next year. Owner Bud Adams isn’t a patient man, and many of the moves they made this offseason (including hiring Gregg Williams) could fairly be described as desperate.