The Tennessee Titans have made some decent moves so far and with the 11th pick overall in the draft may have left everyone a clue as to their intentions. I think the Titans are looking for a quarterback in this draft become they are not picking up injury prone starting quarterback Jake Locker’s option for your next year. Unless Locker has an eye opener of a season look for this years eleventh overall pick to be starting at the quarterback position next year.
Former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Shaun Phillips is a great pickup. Phillips led the Broncos with 10 sacks last year, he also had 5 passes defensed. Phillips who played in the 3-4 as a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers should be right at home in the Titans 3-4/4-3 hybrid system.
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster will make the Titans return game a lot more dangerous. In 2013 McCluster fielded 69 punts he returned 84% of the punts and had a return average of 11.8 yards. As a receiver he had a 65.4% reception average and averaged 5.09 yards after the catch and in total was averaging 9.6 yards a reception, that is basically a first down every time you throw him the ball. McCluster also has the added advantage that he can be used in the running game, gaining 662 yards in four years with Kansas City.
Former Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard has signed with the Titans. Woodyard brings is expected to add experience and leadership to a relatively young linebacking corps. Woodyard in his six seasons in Denver was always voted as a team captain, so his leadership and mentoring to these young linebackers would be invaluable.
The last big signing is former Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher. Oher will shore up the right side of an offensive line that played pretty well last year only allowing 37 sacks.