NFL Draft 2013: What The Titans Are Thinking


"Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsEditor’s Note:  We here at B&T chatted with the editor of’s Tennessee Titans blog, Titan Sized, to get a clearer idea of how the offseason was going for the Titans and what they may do in the draft as a result.  Justin Stewart runs a great site, get over there for all of your Tennessee Titans news."

Let’s get to the questions.

What positions are the Titans targeting in the first round of the draft?

The Titans are in an interesting position this offseason. They hit free agency hard, collecting OG Andy Levitre, DT Sammie Hill, SS George Wilson, SS Bernard Pollard, RB Shonn Greene, TE Delanie Walker, and WR Kevin Walter, amongst others. They really don’t have any glaring holes, but they should look to grab another offensive lineman early, as well as a CB and DE. Really though, their first pick is wide open. It really depends on who’s left on the board by the time they pick.

Are there any players the front office seems to covet at this point?

No. They’re being pretty tight lipped about who they might actually be interested in. They could take a DE, an OG, a CB, or if they feel really crazy, even a WR. They don’t seem to “covet” anyone in particular, at least publicly.

Did the Titans fill any major needs through free agency?  What were they?

Did the Titans leave any major needs open after free agency? They brought in the best OG on the market, a bigger DT, a younger backup QB (one I like very much), a bigger 2nd string back, two great SS’s, and a DE and LB. Levitre, Delanie Walker, Bernard Pollard, George Wilson, Shonn Greene, and Sammie Hill are the bigger names they brought in, and they have everyone feeling pretty solid about the Titans as they head into the 2013 NFL Draft.

What was the Titans best free agent signing?

I have to say OG Andy Levitre because he fills their biggest need and was the best player at the position, but really, most of their signings were pretty great. SS Bernard Pollard should bring a great attitude to a Titans backfield that has been missing that since CB Cortland Finnegan’s departure last year.

Which needs still exist after free agency, heading into the draft?

… Um…. well… I guess you could say OG and DE. They could use a young pass rusher who can get to the QB and the Titans haven’t said what they plan to do to fill their RG position. Nobody can really guess exactly how the Titans are going to act in the draft though. They’ll most likely be playing it by ear as it unfolds, going by BPA. It should be fun to watch.

Thanks to Mr. Stewart for responding to the questions and shedding some light on what’s going on around the AFC South.  Titan Sized has a two-round mock draft out for those of you who are interested in seeing what Justin has lined up for the teams around the league.

– Luke N. Sims

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