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Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Possible First-Round Targets: ILB C.J. Mosley, OLB Khalil Mack, DE Stephon Tuitt, S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, OT Taylor Lewan
The Titans are a team with some clear holes on its roster, but this draft has the talent and depth to fill many of the team's needs. With the defense in a state of flux, linebacker and defensive line are two areas that were already in need of some additional talent before the incorporation of the 3-4.
It's been evident since the midway point of the season that the Titans were in need of an upgrade at middle linebacker. With the team expected to incorporate more 3-4 fronts into the defensive package, the need for talent in the middle may have doubled. C.J. Mosley would be a perfect fit for the team.
Staying along those lines, Khalil Mack and Stephon Tuitt are both versatile players capable of performing well in a hybrid defense.
At 6'2", 244 pounds, Mack is best suited to play 3-4 outside linebacker and could come in and give the team some immediate help in pressuring the quarterback. Despite facing constant double-teams, Khalil Mack was among the NCAA leaders in sacks (10.5), tackles for loss (19) and forced fumbles (five).
Stephon Tuitt is an athletic freak at 6'6" and 322 pounds. Combine his rare size with the ability to push the pocket, and the comparisons to Richard Seymour begin to fly. Tuitt could be a huge piece for a team planning to build a defense capable of playing any front imaginable.
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix' and Taylor Lewan's selection is predicated on whether the team is able to re-sign Bernard Pollard or bring in another free agent at the safety position and if David Stewart is cut. Clinton-Dix would provide a talent capable of stepping in right away and starting for the Titans.
The Titans need to finish retooling its offensive line, starting with the weakest link at right tackle. Taylor Lewan has the ability to play on the right side for a year, and learn the game, before moving to the left after the expiration of Michael Roos' contract in 2015.