Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Tennessee Titans Post-Draft 2023 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Tennessee Titans in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 28

Most improved: Offensive line

After releasing left tackle Taylor Lewan and center Ben Jones, the offensive line was one of Tennessee's biggest areas of focus. That's why it is the one position where the Titans made moves both in the draft and free agency. Former Eagles tackle Andre Dillard and former 49ers interior lineman Daniel Brunskill were signed to likely be starters. Tennessee also grabbed one of the top offensive line prospects in the draft when they selected Peter Skoronski with the No. 11 overall pick. The Titans doubled down on the offensive line when they selected Jaelyn Duncan in the sixth round. Skoronski figures to be an immediate starter at either left tackle or left guard while Duncan will provide depth.

NFL.com -- Rank: 24

The Titans made a sensible move on Thursday night, selecting versatile Northwestern offensive lineman Peter Skoronski with the 11th overall pick. One night later, they pulled the trigger on a trade that ended the draft-board freefall of Kentucky quarterback Will Levis two picks into the second round. Ryan Tannehill remains on the roster, and he might stay there as coach Mike Vrabel and GM Ran Carthon attempt to balance contending in the present with developing for the future. The decision to import Levis says all you need to know about the team's thoughts on Malik Willis, a third-round pick last year who appears to very suddenly be the odd man out in the quarterback room.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They will always be tough, feisty and play hard, which is the Mike Vrabel way. But do they throw it around well enough with Ryan Tannehill? When does Will Levis play? It's always the same story about their passing game.

USA Today -- Rank: 26

Apparently they're running it back one more time with QB Ryan Tannehill and RB Derrick Henry ... and running it forward and laterally, as it's still not clear what kind of production they'll get from this receiving corps.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Draft takeaway: The clock is ticking on Ryan Tannehill's future in Tennessee after the second-round selection of Will Levis. And with running back Tyjae Spears drafted in Round 3, Derrick Henry might not be in Nashville much longer either.

Hype man: It's hard to focus on the field when there's so much backdoor drama, so throw away the second half of last season. We're still the biggest, baddest team in the division, and Peter Skoronski's gonna help us push the AFC South around. Again.

Derrick Downer: They haven't outlawed the forward pass, correct? And this is the roster you put together?

PFF -- Rank: 24

The Titans signed tackle Andre Dillard, who may have potential but hasn't proven himself due to a limited workload with the Eagles. Despite fielding a top-10 defense already, the additions of Arden Key, an elite edge rusher, and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair will improve Tennessee's unit.

The Titans ranked last in the league during the 2022 regular season in pass-blocking grade (53.7) and allowed the fifth-most sacks in the league (33). As Northwestern's starting left tackle this past season, Skoronski allowed just six total pressures on 474 pass-blocking snaps.

PFT -- Rank: 18

Feels like the Titans are a slow start from Will Levis playing by Nov. 1, selling Derrick Henry by the trade deadline, and building for 2024.

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