With only six picks in 2014 and plenty of needs to address, the Titans badly needed to get the most bang for their buck with each selection in the draft.
With these players at least, the Titans were successful in that regard:
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: Round 1, Pick 11 (11)
Yes, there were areas that were bigger "needs" for the Titans than tackle. Yes, there were "sexier" picks on the board, including a certain Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
Still, in Michigan's Taylor Lewan, the Titans were able to get the top offensive lineman on some pundits' boards, a potential immediate starter and a player capable of manning both tackle spots.
Remember, left tackle Michael Roos is well past 30, and free-agent acquisition Michael Oher looked a lot better in that Sandra Bullock flick than he has in the NFL.
In a draft where the Titans can't afford mistakes (especially early), the safe call wasn't a bad one at all.
Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington: Round 2, Pick 22 (54)
With Chris Johnson now in New York, running back was certainly a position of need for the Titans. Shonn Greene is a serviceable back as part of a committee, but he isn't the sort of back a team wants to base its ground game on.
It was a bit surprising to see the Titans be the first team to take a running back, and differing pundits had differing pecking orders at the position, but it's hard to argue against Washington's Bishop Sankey at least meriting consideration as the first player at his position off the board.
The 5'10" 209-pounder, who topped 1,800 yards on the ground for the Huskies last year, is a "natural football player who is better than the sum of his parts," according to Rob Rang of CBS Sports.
Rang compared Sankey to Giovani Bernard of the Cincinnati Bengals, and it's not hard to envision the Titans employing a committee attack similar to Cincinnati's a season ago.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU: Round 6, Pick 2 (178)
Make no mistake, there are plenty of question marks surrounding LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
An inconsistent 2013 season in Baton Rouge that ended with a torn ACL. A failed drug test at February's combine, reportedly due to a diluted urine sample.
However, Mettenberger is also a 6'5" signal-caller who threw for more than 3,000 yards last year, a player who Dane Brugler of CBS Sports said has "rocket arm strength and plus velocity to deliver frozen ropes."
He was also far and away the best quarterback left on the board, and the Titans can "redshirt" Mettenberger this year while Jake Locker plays out the final year of his rookie deal.