1. Here's what you need to know about Tennessee's offseason:

EXPECTED CAP SPACE FOR 2024: $73.9 million (second in NFL)

FREE AGENTS: Offense: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Derrick Henry, Julius Chestnut; Trevon Wesco's FB; WR Chris Moore, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine; OL Aaron Brewer, Chris Hubbard, Corey Levin, Calvin Throckmorton; Long snapper Morgan Cox

Defense: DE Denico Autry, Trevis Gipson, TK McClendon; DT Marlon Davidson, Ross Blacklock; LBs Azeez Al-Shaair, Joe Jones, Jack Gibbens; CB Kristian Fulton, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Chris Williamson; Safety Terrell Edmunds, K'Von Wallace

Outlook: Fortunately for the Titans, they already have Tannehill and Henry's heirs on the roster, Will Levis and Tyjae Spears, respectively, and none of the team's other offensive free agents are key to starting the Titans' rebuild. However, there are a handful of players on defense who could be valuable to Tennessee in 2024.

Al-Shaair led the Titans with a career-high 163 tackles this season, and at 26 years old, he is young enough to add youthful enthusiasm to the defense while also serving as an experienced leader. Autry has totaled 11.5 sacks and a career-high 36 rushes in 2023, and although he's 33 years old, he's been instrumental in providing Tennessee's pass-rush advantage and is also good enough to be moved to at the trade deadline contender if the team decides to go that route.

Murphy-Bunting has been the Titans' best covering corner this year (eight passes defended, two interceptions) and is another 26-year-old player who is young enough to help with the rebuild while also serving as a leader of the defensive group. All three players should be retained, and Tennessee has the space to do so while adding younger, cheaper pieces.

2024 DRAFT PICKS: Round 1 (No. 7 overall) | Round 2 | Round 4 | Round 5 (via Tampa Bay) | Round 6 | Round 7 (by Karolina) | Round 7 (via Philadelphia)

MOST IMPORTANT TRACTION NEEDS (in order): OL, WR, CB, Edge rusher, RB — There is no doubt that Tennessee needs its offensive line the most, with wide receiver coming in second. In addition to 263 pressures, 154 hurries and 58 QB hits, the Titans finished fourth in sacks (64) in the NFL.

Drafting a starting offensive lineman like Notre Dame's Joe Alt or Penn State's Ola Fashanu is a great way to keep Levis upright and make sure Spears has lanes to run. Conversely, if Tennessee's preferred tackle is at No. 7 (he's a good tackle and can get a good tackle in Round 2), don't be surprised if they select LSU receiver Malik Nabers or Washington's Rome Odunze.

In addition to DeAndre Hopkins, Levis needs more weapons, and both wingers will be perfect additions on the outside.



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