2020 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans preview

Tennessee Titans draft capsuleTEAM DRAFT NEEDSEdgeYetur Gross-Matos (Penn State) is widely projected to be picked in the 20s. The Titans’ first pick at No. 29 might present better options to trade back with teams coveting a specific need, but Gross-Matos has size, athleticism and the ability to play defensive end or tackle.Offensive tackleJack Conklin left for a big payday with the Browns and the Titans are not shy about spending early picks on offensive tackles. If the season started now, Dennis Kelly would get the call at right tackle.Tight endJonnu Smith climbed to the No. 1 role with Delanie Walker gone. The Titans use a two-tight-end set frequently and it’s a position often featured in Arthur Smith’s offense. Jared Pinkney played up the road at Vanderbilt and could be worth a second- or third-round gamble.Defensive tackleThe surprising trade of Jurrell Casey saved money and netted the Titans assets to make a move up in the draft if they so desire. If Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown should somehow slide after a lackluster combine showing, the Titans would love to be at the front of that line.Running backFranchise-tagging Derrick Henry could lead to a contract stalemate. Going all in for D’Andre Swift (Georgia) might be too rich, but a second-round investment in the next-best option (Zack Moss of Utah would fit) could pay off.LinebackerHarold Landry, 23, could be a free agent as early as March 2022, and Vic Beasley’s conversion to right outside linebacker is an in-progress experiment.–FIVE-YEAR DRAFT HISTORY

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