2011 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans' Draft Take

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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans' Draft Take
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The 2010 Tennessee Titans had another disappointing season, and it led to Jeff Fisher being let go as their head coach. He had coached the team through 16 seasons, but Mike Munchak will lead the team next season. 

Heading into the 2011 NFL Draft, this team is missing an identity. They don’t have a franchise quarterback, as Vince Young is supposed to be either traded or released. So the quarterback position is a major concern for the future.

Young was supposed to be the guy, but his ineffective play and constant conflicts with the coaching staff wore out his welcome. Kerry Collins should be back for at least one more season, but he is a free agent and it’s possible he could retire. 

Elsewhere, Chris Johnson is one of the best running backs in the league and gives the Titans a top rushing attack.

The receiving group is pretty solid overall, with Kenny Britt becoming the top receiver the Titans envisioned when they drafted him. Nate Washington, Justin Gage and Damian Williams give the Titans solid depth.

Jared Cook is another player who is starting to play up to his potential, but the depth at this position could be weak if Bo Scaife isn’t brought back. The offensive line struggled last season, but they still have some solid talent. The offensive tackle positions are set with David Stewart and Michael Roos, but the guard and center positions could use some upgrading. 

Jason Babin came out of nowhere to have an incredible season last year. He may have priced himself out of Tennessee, however, and Dave Ball and Jacob Ford are also free agents. 

Derrick Morgan missed most of last season, but he has a lot of promise as a pass rusher. Jason Jones and Sen’Derrick Marks are adequate players, but the Titans are really lack an impact player in the middle of the line. The Titans could even use their first draft pick on this position. 

Stephen Tulloch had a great season at the inside spot last year, but he is a free agent who will also demand a large contract. The Titans would be well served to bring him back, but he may be too expensive. Gerald McRath and Will Witherspoon are both adequate starters, but don’t be shocked if the Titans look for an upgrade here as well. 

The secondary is the defense’s strongest unit, with Cortland Finnegan and Alterraun Verner leading the way at cornerback.  Michael Griffin and Chris Hope are both solid starters at safety, but the depth in the secondary is something that needs to improve for next season.

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