Post-Draft Review: Tennessee Titans
Derrick Morgan (Getty Images)
Derrick Morgan (Getty Images)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted May 19, 2010

The Tennessee Titans had to address two key positions on defense in this year's NFL Draft. How did they fair?

Pre-Draft Needs: DE, CB

Players Added

Round 1-Derrick Morgan/DE - Tennessee had no proven pass rushers coming into the draft, so Morgan will come right in and be expected to provide an immediate impact to their defense.

Round 3-Damian Williams/WR - This position wasn't one of need coming into the draft, so it was a small surprise that the Titans selected Williams in this round. It remains to be seen exactly where he fits in.

Round 3-Rennie Curran/LB - Curran is a technically sound player who figures to be one of Tennesee's top backup linebackers this season. He figures to compete for playing time at WLB or MLB this season.

Round 4-Alterraun Verner/CB - The Titans have poor depth at this position, so Verner has a legitimate shot to make the team as a fourth or fifth cornerback.

Round 5-Robert Johnson/S - Veteran SS Chris Hope turns 30 this season, so Johnson, who has good size and range, could be his eventual replacement.

Round 6-Rusty Smith/QB - Smith is a big, strong-armed passer, but he needs a lot of work with his mechanics. He'll likely land on the practice squad this season where he'll get a chance to work on his overall game.

Round 6-Myron Rolle/S - The rookie has a legitimate chance to make the the roster this season as a fourth safety.

Round 7-Marc Mariani/WR - It's almost certain that the rookie will not make the team this season. Why? There are at least five receivers that have a much better chance of making it.

Round 7-David Howard/DT - The former Ivy League defensive player is seen as a long-shot to make Tennessee's 53-man roster coming out of the preseason.

Post-Draft Needs

Defensive End - While they added Morgan, depth remains a big issue at this position.

Cornerback - The team will have to find veteran CB Nick Harper's replacement from a bunch of unproven players.

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