The Tennessee Titans are inching closer toward draft time, and on this fine Sunday morning, we have another Titans mailbag.

Followers of Tennessee Sports on Instagram submitted their Titans questions. Let’s dive into them.

Jan 3, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) attempts a pass as Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry (58) defends during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bean_edwards asks: What key steps does the defense need to take to improve next season?

They should be taking a lot of fast steps toward the quarterback. I am hoping the addition of Bud Dupree and Denico Autry helps. It should, along with the addition of Jim Schwartz to that Tennessee Titans staff. Not that Schwartz is some pass-rush guru, but his defensive experience will be beneficial.

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Oct 12, 2019; Athens, GA, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Israel Mukuamu (24) reacts with defensive back Jaycee Horn (1) after intercepting a pass against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first overtime at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Parkergr0ss asks: Any chance Jaycee Horn falls to 22? If Tennessee were to trade up for him, would you like the move?

I don’t see a scenario where Horn falls to 22. Many experts think he won’t escape the top 15, and if he reaches 15, I wouldn’t be mad if the Tennessee Titans traded up to grab him. I don’t know if Jon Robinson would do that, though. Indeed, a guy as talented as Horn is worth it, but the price it may cost to move up may not be worth it in Robinson’s eyes.

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Oct 18, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) waives in celebration after a touchdown during the second half against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ratipps asks: How do you feel about the Tennessee Titans offensive line?

The Titans need a right tackle, but I do like how well the offensive line did last season. When they lost Taylor Lewan, there was a noticeable drop in efficiency, but I think they held together as best they could. Hopefully, Lewan comes back fully healed. Having him around will be huge for the offense and pass protection. Nate Davis has quietly come into his own, and Rodger Saffold has some good days.

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Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) takes the field during pregame introductions before a AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Dominick.aceto asks: Will the Tennessee Titans win a Super Bowl with Derrick Henry?

Dominick, this has been a thought in my head for a while. I always wonder if the Tennessee Titans will win one for Derrick. My answer, though, is it depends on the defense. Derrick has shown he can carry the Titans, but you will need a plan B once you get to the playoffs. Last two seasons, the Titans playoff run was cut short when the opposing team stopped Henry. Henry will carry the Titans to the postseason. We need Tannehill and the defense to finish the job.

After the hiring of Jim Schwartz, I am excited for the 2021 season.

We will see if Jon Robinson has any more tricks up his sleeve this offseason to help balance the Tennessee Titans and hopefully win the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

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