Nearly every analyst who covers the NFL agrees the Tennessee Titans knocked the 2018 NFL Draft out of the park.
Tennessee ended up landing two of their first round targets (linebacker Rashaan Evans and edge rusher Harold Landry), and they didn’t have to give up very much to make it happen.
But what does the Titans’ spectacular draft haul mean for the outlook of the team in 2018?
Well according to former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, who now covers the league for Bleacher Report, it means the Titans are going to be pretty damn good next season.
Simms recently power ranked each NFL team and he has the Titans as his tenth best team in the NFL.
Here’s what he has to say about the Nashville based franchise:
The Tennessee Titans were a playoff team last year, and they’re going to be even better this year. I expect huge improvements on defense with Mike Vrabel running the show and Dean Pees in as defensive coordinator.
We can’t overlook Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator either. He’s learned under Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay and will bring creativity to the offense.
I like what the Titans did in the offseason too. They re-signed Josh Kline, added Bennie Logan and brought in a shutdown corner in Malcolm Butler. With Butler, Adoree’ Jackson and Logan Ryan, Tennessee will have one of the league’s best secondaries this year.
The last part Simms’ analysis is probably the most important for the Titans’ success in 2018.
Tennessee ranked 25th in the NFL last season in passing yards allowed per game. If they plan to win the AFC South in 2018, and/or make a deep playoff run, that statistic has to improve.
If Simms is right and the Titans end up having one of the best secondaries in the NFL, then they’re going to be really tough team to beat.
The Titans have all the pieces. And they have a solid coaching staff in place.
There’s absolutely no reason Tennessee shouldn’t be one of the toughest teams in the league all season long.
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