PK TV: Your Titans draft reviews

Paul KuharskyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- You watched the draft unfold and read and listened to a lot of commentary.

Monday evening it was time for us to gather and discuss what unfolded for the Titans with their six picks as Ran Carthon, Mike Vrabel and the team's scouts and coaches rolled the dice and played the board in MetroCenter and filled out some pieces of their depth chart.

You have a lot on your mind, and we had questions that were even better than usual, a high standard.

Here was a handy reminder of the draft class for discussion purposes.

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The Titans in the 2024 draft

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Arizona Cardinals have 11 picks in the 2024 draft, including two firsts, a second and three thirds.

The Tennessee Titans have six, including a first and a second. But half of those picks are in the seventh. And the players they got in pick swaps that gave away their fifth- and sixth-round picks were failures who are gone.

They will have a load of cap room with which to shop free agency, but increasingly few premier players – particularly at receiver – are available in that market.

A look at what they have and what they don’t in the 2024 draft and why.

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The Paul Kuharsky Podcast: The Titans Rolling the Dice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans would have had to reach for a wide receiver during the first six rounds of the draft, Mike Vrabel said. This is why I believe it would have made sense for them to have traded back somewhere along the way to get value to align with their pick, gaining additional opportunity.The Paul Kuharsky Podcast

We start this week's edition of The Paul Kuharsky Podcast with the Titans' confounding nonchalance regarding one of their two biggest needs through the two prime windows of player acquisition -- free agency, where there weren't good options but they could have made some improvements, and the draft.

They managed to add replacement-level free agent Chris Moore and seventh-rounder Colton Dowell.

Please find the pod on Apple or YouTube, which is below. I apologize that this episode is not on the other platforms -- we are in the middle of a switchover but hope to be back on those very soon.

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Subjects I dive into:

💥 Roll the dice, use the board
💥 Fans coping
💥 Increased athleticism
💥 Expected starts added
💥 Great grades

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Reviewing the Titans 'rolling the dice' draft: Gained athleticism, pinned hopes on Will Levis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans needed to come out of the draft with three players who could push for full-time starting roles, a big ask made necessary by their thin roster.

They come out of it assured of only 17 starts if they are healthy, games that will come from technically sound first-round offensive lineman Peter Skoronski at left tackle or left guard.

Colton Dowell
Colton Dowell/ Courtesy UT Martin Athletics

Fifth-rounder Josh Whyle could earn some starts as an athletic tight end, as the roster shape suggests the team will go back to more two-tight and he can be an in-line guy who starts plays as a blocker. 

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Titans WR avoidance reaches new heights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Friday night, I crossed over to a few places I’ve not been before.

One where I feel like the Titans, a team that’s been a horrific judge of wide receiver talent for its entire time under its current moniker, actually have not just a lack of understanding for what wide receivers mean to modern NFL offenses, but almost a disdain for the position.

Oct 9, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders cornerback Rachad Wildgoose (37) breaks up a pass for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kyle Philips (18) during the first half at FedExField.
Kyle Philips/ Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

One where I believe they are OK with losing a lot of games in 2023 with at least one blatant, outright positional hole in their roster.

And most importantly, one where my faith in Mike Vrabel is dented.

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Lots of questions follow Will Levis to Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With a trade-up in the second round for Kentucky quarterback Will Levis, the Titans have aimed a giant spotlight at new offensive coordinator Tim Kelly and new quarterback coach and passing game coordinator Charles London.

Nov 5, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) passes before being hit by Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Isaiah McGuire (9) during the first quarter at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.
Will Levis/ William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Levis has a big arm, can stand in versus the blitz, can run, fits the traditional quarterback mold at nearly 6-foot-4 and 230 and has shown quality leadership skills.

But he comes into the league facing fair questions about instincts, decisions and accuracy. And I’m in the camp where decision-making and accuracy are giant attributes already baked into the quarterback cake to a high degree when a signal-caller enters the league.

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Titans didn't get played in missing out on C.J. Stroud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There is an idea floating around that the Titans got played Thursday night in the first round, that letting it get out that they wanted to move up for C.J. Stroud backfired and resulted in the QB they desired landing with division rival Houston.

I think they probably did want Stroud.

C.J. Stroud
C.J. Stroud/ Courtesy Ohio State

But I don’t really understand how a team with the 11th pick gets played by the team with the second pick and the team with the third pick. The Texans and Cardinals had all the control as the first round unfolded.

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