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You know what's great about draft picks? The rookie wage scale.
Right now, the Titans need to pick up a starting left guard, right guard, center, corner, strong safety and a second running back. They could pick these players up in free agency, but as much as they can, they need to obtain starting talent in the draft.
Luckily for the Titans, this year's draft is stacked with cornerback, interior line and safety talent, with a lot of mid-round talent at the running back position. If the Titans are awarded the third-, fifth- and seventh-round compensatory picks they are expected to receive and draft wisely, they could find legitimate starters for nearly all of these positions in the draft.
Nabbing a shutdown corner in free agency is expensive, but the 10th overall pick could be used to obtain either DeMarcus Milliner, Johnthan Banks or Desmond Trufant, all of whom would be great additions.
In the second round, it's likely that J.J. Wilcox, Matt Elam or Jonathan Cyprien will be available when the Titans select, and any of the three would be an upgrade at strong safety for them.
The two third-rounders could be used to pick up interior line players and running backs that could still be impact players.
One year's draft really can make that big of a difference—just ask the 2011 Texans or the 2012 Colts. If the Titans draft carefully, they could see the same kind of boost.