AFC South: Derrik Morgan

It took until the fifth round, but the Titans finally added a defensive end.

At LSU, Lavar Edwards worked largely behind Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery. Mingo was the fifth pick in the draft by the Browns and Montgomery went to Houston in the third round.

Edwards lasted until the 142nd overall pick, but will find opportunity to be the third end in Tennessee. After starters Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley, the Titans have no established pass-rusher in a group composed of Keyunta Dawson, Ropati Pitoitua, Scott Solomon and Thaddeus Gibson.

The Titans are expecting senior assistant defensive coach Gregg Williams will help the rush, and they will blitz more with outside linebackers Akeem Ayers and Zach Brown.

But Morgan and Wimbley each played 80 percent of the Titans' defensive snaps next year, and that’s too much.

Edwards is 6-foot-4, 277 pounds and might be able to start off by playing on some run-defense downs, easing the workload of the two starters.
Houston Texans

It won’t take long for the Texans to feel the draft, says John McClain.

The Texans’ draft is better than McClain initially thought. (Video.)

Director of college scouting Dale Strahm reviews the picks with Nick Scurfield of texans.com.

Indianapolis Colts

Bob Kravitz does the draft grade thing and looks at the schedule.

John Oehser looks at new defenders Jerry Hughes and Pat Angerer.

Expectations for fourth-round offensive lineman Jacques McClendon from Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gene Frenette looks at the revamping of the defensive line and at linebacker and says safety is next, which lines up with Darren Sharper’s visit.

A ticket-sales update from the team.

Judgment day has arrived for Reggie Nelson, says Adam Stites.

Breaking down the defensive line with Zoltan Paksa.

Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson leads the short list of players who skipped the first OTA day, writes Jim Wyatt.

Derrick Morgan has a motor like Kyle Vanden Bosch’s and a chip on his shoulder like Jevon Kearse had at the start, says David Boclair.

Damian Williams was the sixth-best draft day bargain, says Jeff Chadiha.

Williams was the best value pick of the third round, says Rick Gosselin.

Clay Travis says it’s ridiculous to question Myron Rolle’s commitment because he took a year off to study as a Rhodes Scholar. I absolutely agree. (Full disclosure, Travis and I work for the same Nashville radio station.)

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