Team Needs: Cornerback, Quarterback, Running Back
If the folks at CBS are correct, and the Titans do go defense with their first pick, then it's not exactly a huge leap to imagine the team targeting a quarterback with their first pick on Day 2.
After all, even before the Titans decided to pass on Locker's team option, Tennessee hosted a number of quarterbacks for team visits, including Fresno State's Derek Carr, Jimmy Garappolo of Eastern Illinois and LSU's Zach Mettenberger.
Brugler, for one, thinks the 6'2" Garoppolo, who topped 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdowns in 2013, could be a fit:
Garoppolo is a very efficient and a smart passer with lightning quickness between the time he takes the snap, makes a decision and gets the ball out of his hand. He lacks elite arm strength, but is more than adequate in this area and isn't afraid to test small windows. Garoppolo is appealing as a next level quarterback because of his eye use, timing and overall intellectual process as a passer, making him a possible fit in Tennessee.
Were the Titans to select a quarterback in the first round, it's a very real possibility Tennessee might "flip" these picks, adding a cornerback from a deep class here or an edge rusher such as the rising Jeremiah Attaochu of Georgia Tech.
Or, as Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports predicts, the Titans may look to fill the void left by Chris Johnson's release by being one of the first teams in this year's draft to choose a running back.
For Edholm, it's Tre Mason of Auburn. "A one-cut runner," Edholm said, "who could take the place of Chris Johnson as the go-go back to Shonn Greene’s power."
Regardless of which direction the Titans go here, one thing's for sure—the Titans only have two picks in the draft's first two days.
They need to get them right.