Thursday, May 16, 2024

Tennessee Titans 2024 NFL power rankings post-draft roundup

Throughout the 2024 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-NFL draft roundup for the Tennessee Titans in our consensus 2024 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Most improved: Cornerback

An argument can be made for offensive line, but the cornerback position was upgraded the most by signing free agent Chidobe Awuzie, trading for L'Jarius Sneed (one of the NFL's best corners) and drafting fifth-rounder Jarvis Brownlee Jr. The common thread among these three additions is the level of physical play they bring, especially at the line of scrimmage. This group will attack receivers off the ball, which is right in line with new Titans defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson's aggressive approach. Holdover Roger McCreary will man the nickel spot, and Sneed and Awuzie play on the outside. -- Turron Davenport -- Rank: 30

The Titans made two high-risk, high-reward picks in the trenches to kick off the draft. The general history of boom-or-bust draft choices says that they can't assume more than one of them will pay off. Offensive tackle JC Latham is the one I would bet on; his addition in Round 1 is a continuation of the offseason sprucing of the offense (even with Derrick Henry leaving) around Will Levis. When T'Vondre Sweat was arrested on a DWI charge so close to the draft, I reached out to a handful of front-office people with a few different NFL teams (not named the Titans), and two people insisted Sweat would last until Day 3 because of the arrest. Instead, Tennessee took him 38th overall, which might have been right on the cusp of where his value would have been had the arrest never happened. The remainder of the draft class felt like a solid backstop, with some decent talent added, but this group clearly will be judged by the top two picks. And I know this is a different regime from the one that took Isaiah Wilson in Round 1 in 2020, but Titans fans are still scarred by that pick.

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CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They've had a great offseason, which will really help Will Levis in his second season. I believe in Levis, which is why I think this team could push for the playoffs.

USA Today -- Rank: 28

A somewhat unexpected free agency spending spree that netted good players might have been offset by an uninspiring draft. Regardless, they're likely to go as second-year QB Will Levis does while trying to operate a new offense.

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

The Titans got bigger in the draft. A lot bigger, using their first pick on 342-pound offensive tackle JC Latham and their second pick on 366-pound defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat. The Sweat pick in the second round (No. 38) raised eyebrows because he wasn't expected to go nearly that high, but if he matures and can keep his weight in check, he could be a superstar. Latham is expected to be a Day 1 starter.

Fox Sports -- Rank: 24

At the very least, we'll soon know how good Will Levis is. The Titans spent $307 million in free agency, and they also used their No. 7 overall draft pick on a franchise left tackle. With an improved offensive line, plus Calvin Ridley and Tony Pollard to give the ball to, the main goal for this year should be finding out if Levis is a guy they can build around.

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