O-Line Could Be the Titans Target for Their First Pick in April’s NFL Draft

The Titans are considering using an early-round pick in April’s draft to address the offensive line, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

Four of the eight largest camp numbers on the Titans belong to offensive linemen. Including tackles Michael Roos ($7.25 million), David Stewart ($6 million) and center Eugene Amano ($5.25 million) ranking in the Top 5, guard Leroy Harris has the eighth-highest cap number ($3.95 million). The Titans re-signed offensive lineman Michael Otto to a two-year, $3.2 million contract earlier this month.

Over the last four seasons, the Titans have ranked in the Top 10 in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Sack Rate, but were 31st and 32nd in Adjusted Line Yards the last two seasons. Titans head coach Mike Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman and a longtime offensive line coach, says the team is unlikely to use their first-round pick on an offensive lineman because those picks are generally used on tackles.

“I don’t think we’d ever take an offensive lineman with the first-rounder this year because usually it’s a tackle if you (do) — unless you have a really special center or guard,” Munchak said.

There are two “really special” interior linemen in this year’s draft. Stanford guard David DeCastro is projected to go in the middle (11-20) of the first round, while Wisconsin center Peter Konz is generally projected to go in the 21-32 range.

The Titans have the 20th pick in the draft.


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