The Tennessee Titans’ main focus is on the defensive line in the Draft Wire’s newest three-round 2021 NFL mock draft.
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire has released a three-round 2021 NFL mock draft, and in his mock draft, the Tennessee Titans focus on the defensive line.
In round two, the Titans select Penn State EDGE rusher Jayson Oweh with their No. 47 overall pick. The EDGE position is probably the Titans’ biggest question mark moving past the 2020 season, so it’s no surprise that the Titans use their second pick to begin filling that void. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Titans took another EDGE rusher later in the draft on Day 3.
Finally, in round three, the Titans use their No. 79 overall pick to draft West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills. This is another move to beef up the defensive line as the Titans will hope to find their one-two tandem on the d-line with current defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons.
I would not be surprised at all if the Titans focused on their front seven and defensive line in the first half of the draft. It could become a bigger hole if the Titans don’t address it soon, so it’s best to start drafting players at the positions of need while also trying to sign a free agent or two.
With the first pick of the 2021 Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars took Trevor Lawrence in Easterling’s prediction. For the sake of the Titans, I hope the Jaguars aren’t the worst team in the NFL this year.
I don’t oppose the Titans drafting any of these three players, either. All three guys have been solid producers for their teams and could translate into their NFL game.
Bateman finished last season with over 1,000 receiving yards, Oweh had 21 tackles and five sacks, and Stills had 43 tackles and 12 sacks. So yeah, these guys have the talent to be good players in the NFL.
The draft is still a long ways away, and with the college football season still kind of up in the air, at least outside of the SEC, it will be interesting to see how conferences, schools, and players go about trying to get drafted if they don’t play in the fall or the spring.