Tennessee Titans Know Where They Are Going with Their 16th Overall Pick

Christopher DiCarlo@OfficialCJGatzContributor IIApril 18, 2010

The Tennessee Titans' roster is very strong from top to bottom. The weakest area is on the defensive side of the ball, at the defensive end position.

The Titans don't send their linebackers out to blitz a lot, so they need a greater pass rush from the defensive line.

Sitting at No. 16 in the upcoming draft, the Titans have a good handful of guys they can aim for.

"We have three or four players at defensive end that we think are probably worth our pick, and that is a good thing,'' Titans G.M. Mike Reinfeldt said this week.

Matching the Titans draft position, with the prospects that could be there at No. 16, gives the Titans a good chance at grabbing a good defensive end.

Amongst the "three or four players" the Titans could be looking at, you have to assume these are some of the guys: Derrick Morgan from Georgia Tech, Jason Pierre-Paul out of South Florida, Michigan's Senior Bowl stand-out Brandon Graham, USC's Everson Griffen, and Serigio Kindle from Texas.

The top guys rated at DE by many scouts are Morgan and Pierre-Paul, and if either one happens to fall to 16 overall, look for the Titans to jump all over them.

Whether Morgan or Pierre-Paul are there or not, any one of those defensive ends are worth a look for Tennessee.

It's nearly impossible to predict what's going to happen in the NFL Draft, but I would be very surprised if Reinfeldt doesn't select one of the DE's on his list at No. 16.