Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tennessee Titans 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Tennessee Titans Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Tennessee Titans from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (1/15)

22. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Only the Bengals (17) and Jaguars (18) recorded fewer sacks this season than the Titans (19). Only a redshirt sophomore, Ojulari is an ascending prospect with a chance to go (potentially much) higher than this. Leading the team with 9.5 sacks in 10 games, the 20-year-old edge rusher has three sacks and two forced fumbles in the team's bowl game against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

22. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

The Titans finished with only 19 sacks this season -- only the Bengals and Jaguars had fewer. Basham is a strong, athletic, productive pass rusher who can disrupt an offense. He had 11 sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a first-team All-ACC selection in 2019 and opened 2020 with a sack in each of his first five games.

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/13)

22. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

While edge is a more glaring need, Barmore is a disruptive pass rusher on the interior and would wreak havoc next to Jeffery Simmons.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/12)

22. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

The Titans need to address several spots in their front seven and a versatile player like Collins will be very intriguing to coach Mike Vrabel. At 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, he can rush the passer or play in space as an off-ball linebacker who creates impact plays. He had 11.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions and scored two touchdowns this season.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/7)

24. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

All of the Titans' plans to solidify their pass rush this season failed and Tennessee was last in the league in sacks. Ossai is a long and explosive pass rusher that plays with an unrelenting motor. He's a versatile defender that can win with his hand in the dirt and play in a standup position, which is ideal for a Tennessee defense that is multiple with its looks.

ESPN - Todd McShay (1/7)

24. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

It took a four-sack performance in Week 17 against a woeful Houston offensive line for the Titans not to finish last in the NFL in sacks this season. They still finished third to last with 19. Harold Landry was the only player to have more than three sacks (5.5). The pass rush is the biggest flaw in their playoff roster, so this pick comes down to guys like Ossai, Kwity Paye (Michigan), Joe Tryon (Washington) and Jaelan Phillips (Miami). With a 3-4 defense, I like Ossai's fit in Tennessee. He had five sacks and 16 tackles for loss this season, showcasing high-end instincts and speed.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/5)

24. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

If Tennessee is to make the leap into the AFC's elite tier, it will need to add a hard-charging edge presence like Ossai to invigorate its flatlining pass rush.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fisher (1/5)

24. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Giving up big plays continues to hamper Mike Vrabel's defense and the lack of pressure on the QB has a big reason to do with it. The Irish star can help on that front plus provide the ability to stay on the field all three downs as a regular starter early as a rookie.

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