NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Signing a free agent after 3 p.m. CT Monday means he has no bearing on the NFL’s compensatory draft formula.

So Jadeveon Clowney's ability to negatively influence a pick the Titans will get in 2021 as a result of losing Jack Conklin in free agency.clowney

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But Jon Robinson said on The Midday 180 that won't be the thing that triggers a deal with Clowney. [Unlocked.]

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Titans' draft was as much about replacement as it was about improvement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans drafted a likable bunch of seemingly talented guys, but…

With the draft and front-line free agency over – even if Jadeveon Clowney still joins this team – can you name one primary contributor returning from 2019 who’s at risk of losing his job or even significant snaps because of what the Titans have done this offseason?LoganRyanAnthemJags

Every addition has been a replacement for something lost or let go. Odds are not one middling player is going to be pushed off the roster by any of the free agents or draft picks, that will be left for undrafted rookies if they are up to the task.

How many upgrades have been made, even?

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Post-draft Titans' depth chart and roster review

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shortly after the Titans finished adding six new guys through the draft, Mike Vrabel wasn't making any declaration of roster progress.

"To address, ‘Is it better?’ it hasn’t won a game so it can’t possibly be better," he said. "But there were some things that we needed to get done out of this draft, and I think we all feel like we did."


That's disappointing that the automatic answer isn't at least, "We haven't shown a thing, but we sure expect we're better."

A breakdown of the roster and my rough sketch of a depth chart...

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ChrisJacksonNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Jackson was the capper on a six-man Titans’ draft class who all sounded as if they fit the Jon Robinson-Mike Vrabel mold of hungry, self-motivated, team-first football players.

The defensive back from Marshall brings 4.46 speed to a secondary where the Titans have been talking about being better equipped to keep up with the steady influx of speedy receivers coming into the NFL.

Kansas City’s blazing receivers were an issue for Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game, and if Jackson can establish himself as the fourth or fifth cornerback he will be an upgrade in the pace.

But reads his self-description and its easy to see how he’s a Titans’ fit. [Unlocked.]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trevor Siemian is the one seventh-round quarterbacking success story in the last 10 years.

Beside him, Greg McElroy threw 1 touchdown pass and nine others have done virtually nothing.

It makes you wonder why the Titans would even take a flier on Cole McDonald, the Hawaii quarterback they selected with pick 224.mcdonald cole 3

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He’s got some arm strength, speed and athleticism which surely made him appealing. He said he is working to be more flexible, put on some weight to better absorb hits and work to be a more well-rounded athlete. But the odds are stacked agains a guy picked so late becoming an effective backup in the NFL. [Unlocked.]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In Larrell Murchison the Titans hope to have found a versatile piece for their defensive line who can play all three positions and provide depth.

He was the 174th pick, a fifth-rounder who has a chance to add to Jon Robinson’s good track record in a round that had produced Jayon Brown, Tajae Sharpe and LeShaun Sims.


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At 6-foot-2½, 297 pounds and with 4.89 speed, he played up and down the line at N.C. State. [Unlocked.]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Darrynton Evans wasn’t catching passes on a regular basis at Appalachian State.

When Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel pulled out the film to study him as a pass-catcher, they only had 39 receptions over three seasons to break apart.

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As the Titans third-round pick, Evans will be looked to as a supplement to Derrick Henry and a third-down pass target. [Unlocked.]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kristian Fulton surely saw his name in a lot of first-round mock drafts, but he was at peace with lasting until the Titans grabbed him at No. 61 in the second.

“It was extremely tough,” he said. “But I kept reminding myself that the perfect fit will come for me, that I don’t want to go to a team that’s not 100 percent confident in me.”Fulton

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The Titans had been one of the first teams to show big interest in him, they were one of the first to talk to him at the combine in Indianapolis. But he also felt strong interest from the Vikings, Cowboys, Raiders, Saints and Falcons. [Unlocked.]

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