The Tennessee Titans finished the 2015 season with a 3-13 record, the worst in the NFL. They are hoping that trading away their number one draft pick for multiple picks and the work done during free agency will propel this team forward and out of the league’s basement. In order to protect their young quarterback Marcus Mariota, Tennessee selected tackle Jack Conklin with their first round pick, who should thrive on the line across from Taylor Lewan. Mariota gained a new wide receiver, Rishard Matthews who inked a three-year deal as a free agent from the Miami Dolphins, and he’ll be a nice addition to the receiving corps that consists of Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas and talented tight end Delanie Walker. The Titans backfield got a bit more crowded when they drafted Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in the second round to join DeMarco Murray and Antonio Andrews.
Tennessee’s starting defense will remain mostly the same as they added depth via the draft. Kevin Dodd, a defensive end from Clemson was a second round selection for the Titans and will play behind Brian Orakpo. Another of their second-rounders, Austin Johnson a nose tackle from Penn State will learn from Al Woods, who just re-signed with Tennessee on a three-year deal. Four of their six remaining draft picks went defensive grabbing three guys for the secondary and an outside linebacker.
The Titans play in a division that is on the rise. Fortunately for their fans, Tennessee is also moving forward in an effort to develop a winning culture for the franchise. With a successful 2016 NFL Draft and a few positive free agency moves, things are looking up for this squad packed with young talent. Don’t forget to secure your Tennessee Titans tickets this season and come out to see all the on-field action as it unfolds.