The Tennessee Titans looked well on their way to another postseason appearance after a 7-3 start to the 2022 NFL campaign. Unfortunately, injuries caused the team to fall off a cliff after that as the Titans lost seven straight games to end the season, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2018 in the process.
The silver lining to the Titans' collapse is that they now hold the 2023 NFL Draft's 11th overall pick. With several holes to fill, Tennessee's management can't afford to miss on this pick if returning to the postseason is the goal for next season.
Here are the three most like draft targets for the Titans with the 11th overall pick.
Titans Draft Rumors
1. Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU
To the surprise of no one, trading away talented wideout A.J. Brown wound up hurting the Titans more than it helped them this year. They ended up averaging the third-fewest passing yards per game as Robert Woods (527) was the only wide receiver to finish with more than 500 receiving yards. That's exactly why the Titans could use Quentin Johnson in their WR room. The TCU product looked fantastic this season, setting career-highs in both receptions (60) and yards (1,069) while finding the end zone six times. Johnson's 19.0 yards per reception over three seasons at TCU is also the fifth-best Big 12 clip since 1996. Also standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 193 pounds, he has the perfect frame to compliment speedster Treylon Burks, giving the Titans a reliable WR duo for years to come.
2. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State
Injuries ravaged Tennessee's offensive line throughout the 2022 campaign, which was made worse by the lack of reliable depth. With tackles like Taylor Lewan and Jamarco Jones hitting free agency, the Titans should consider drafting Ohio State's Paris Johnson Jr. The former 5-star recruit was a brick wall this past fall, allowing only 13 hurries, one sack and no quarterback hits in his first 12 games of the campaign. In fact, he only allowed two sucks during his entire Buckeyes tenure. If that's not convincing enough, Johnson is also a tremendous run blocker, which is a trait that the Titans love to see in their o-linemen as it makes Derrick Henry's life that much easier.
3. Jordan Addison, WR, USC
If Johnson isn't the wideout that the Titans want (or he's off the board by No. 11), they should give USC WR Jordan Addison some consideration. After recording over 1,500 receiving yards with 18 TDs at Pittsburgh in 2021, injuries prevent Addison from being as productive this year. Still, he managed to average 14.8 yards on 59 catches. When healthy, Addison is one of the best route-runners in the draft, using a mixture of speed and excellent footwork to make the opposition look silly. He has all of the tools to be a top wideout one day and if Tennessee is serious about improving its pass game, he'll be in a Titans jersey in Week 1.
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