Thanks to some savvy free agent signings by Jon Robinson, the Tennessee Titans aren’t looking to address a single specific need in the 2019 NFL Draft.
While it seems likely the Titans will look to add an interior defensive lineman and interior offensive lineman, and perhaps a wide receiver, the team could still elect to take a best player available approach and go with a wild card selection at some point in the draft.
A recent report that Tennessee met with Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletarty seems to lead credence to this notion.
Devin Singletary (@motorsingletary) interviews with #Giants, #Titans, #Bills after @FAU_Football pro day and he’ll dine with another AFC East team next week.https://t.co/gjROERYL06 (via @ChaseGoodbread) pic.twitter.com/ygkMj9gLcw
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 27, 2019
Singletary has been going in mock drafts somewhere around the third or fourth rounds. I’d be surprised if the Titans took a running back that high in the draft with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis on the roster.
But, it’s important to remember that Henry is an unrestricted free agent after the 2019 season. So maybe the Titans are looking to the future by meeting with Singletary (this would be a good way for Tennessee to save some cash, I’m never a big fan of big contracts for running backs).
By the way, Singletary’s skillset is very similar to Lewis’. He’s a smaller running back (5-foot-7/203 lbs) who can still function as a three-down running back. Singletary would seemingly be a good fit in the Titans’ offense.
The Titans’ decision to meet with Singletary doesn’t mean they’re suddenly making a running back a priority in this year’s draft, but it does signal that Tennessee will be looking to cast a wide net and use their picks as wisely as possible.
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