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RTC: On first-rounder's immediate impact

5/5/2014

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans …

The first-round pick may be a long-term guy who doesn’t play a lot as a rookie, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

To which I say: I agree with the premise, which makes it kind of a strange draft. This was a below-average team last year. The free-agent haul appears good, not great. Yet there is no spot screaming for a first-rounder to contribute immediately.

The Titans' best draft picks of all time, round by round, from Jim Wyatt.

The Titans' worst draft picks of all time, round by round, from Wyatt.

Like Ken Whisenhunt, general manager Ruston Webster won’t even really name a position of need. Here’s his quick Q&A with Wyatt.

To which I say: I don’t know why I let that bother me, and I appreciate the Titans don’t play the lying game. But what’s the issue with admitting they need, say, a running back? Do they think the league is unaware of that hole on the roster?

Assessing the Titans on the defensive line and their level of need there, with David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

The 11th pick in the draft has been a sweet spot in the last dozen years, says Will Brinson of CBSSports.com.