As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the Tennessee Titans.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Who Did the Tennessee Titans Select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Tennessee Titans selected JC Latham (OT, Alabama) with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Titans also drafted:

  • T’Vondre Sweat (DT, Texas)
  • Cedric Gray (LB, UNC)
  • Jarvis Brownlee Jr. (CB, Louisville)
  • Jha’Quan Jackson (WR, Tulane)
  • James Williams (S, Miami)
  • Jaylen Harrell (EDGE, Michigan)

Titans Draft Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Offensive Tackle
  2. Defensive Line
  3. EDGE

What Picks Do the Tennessee Titans Have in 2024?

The Tennessee Titans have 8 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (7)
  • Round 2 (38)
  • Round 4 (106)
  • Round 5 (146)
  • Round 6 (182)
  • Round 7 (227)
  • Round 7 (242)
  • Round 7 (252)

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Tennessee Titans Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Titans Sharp Draft Value Rank: 15 of 32 teams
  • Titans AV Model Draft Value Rank: 16 of 32 teams
  • Titans OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 17 of 32 teams

Tennessee Titans Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Titans’ draft value is 4% lower than the league average of all 32 teams. 14 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Titans Draft Value Infographic

Tennessee Titans Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Titans selecting Joe Alt (OT, Notre Dame) with the 7th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Titans could target an offensive tackle like Joe Alt (OT, Notre Dame) with their top pick at No. 7 overall in the first round.

Tennessee Titans Strength of Schedule, 2024

The Tennessee Titans have the sixth-hardest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

2024 NFL Strength of Schedule Infographic

Tennessee Titans Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the Tennessee Titans, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Titans Offense Infographic

Quarterback Depth Chart, Titans:

  1. Will Levis
  2. Mason Rudolph
  3. Malik Willis

The Titans made a low-leverage attempt to secure a future quarterback by selecting Will Levis with pick No. 33 in last year’s draft.

Levis made his first start of the season in Week 8 with flying colors. The Titans beat the Falcons that week, with Levis throwing four touchdown passes.

The remainder of the season was not as clean, however.

Tennessee went 2-5 over the remaining seven full games that Levis started while he only threw four touchdowns in total over that span.

He missed two of the final three games with an ankle injury, playing just 13 snaps in his other start.

Among the 32 passers that qualified for league passer rating, Levis was dead last among those passers in completion rate (58.4%).

His 3.1% touchdown rate ranked 25th while his 7.1 yards per pass attempt ranked 17th.

Levis was 21st in EPA per dropback (-0.03) and 30th in success rate (36.7%), ahead of only Bryce Young and Zach Wilson.

He was sacked on 9.9% of his dropbacks, ahead of only Young, Wilson, and Justin Fields.

Taking sacks, accuracy, and passing under pressure were two of the major red flags for Levis entering the NFL.

All were issues over his small sample in year one.

Levis had the lowest on-target throw rate on throws 10 yards or further downfield among last year’s rookie draft class entering the league.

As a rookie, he only completed 40.6% of his throws 10 yards or further downfield, ahead of only Young.

Under pressure, Levis completed just 40.6% of his passes (again, only ahead of Young) for 5.1 yards per attempt (28th).

While Levis did carry over some negative traits on his profile from college, some areas were impacted by his environment last season.

Levis was pressured on 44.8% of his dropbacks, the second-highest rate in the league.

When he was not pressured, he was solid.

When kept clean, Levis averaged 8.3 Y/A (sixth in the league) and had his completion rate climb to 69.2%.

That was still only good for 25th in the league, but it was one of the higher jumps from when pressured since he was so low when the heat was on.

Levis also did not have a lot on offense.

DeAndre Hopkins was on the field for 86.3% of his dropbacks, but the next highest players were Chigoziem Okonkwo (67.1%), Nick WestbrookIkhine (60.3%), Chris Moore (54.1%), and Tyjae Spears (52.7%).

No other player was on the field for over 50% of his dropbacks.

Levis threw the ball to Hopkins on 28.7% of his passes. The only other players over 10% were Okonkwo (15.0%) and Spears (14.6%).

That will change this season with the additions of Calvin Ridley and Tony Pollard and the transition to more 3WR sets.

Part of why Levis carried such a low completion rate is that he only threw the ball downfield. This offense did not have many easy buttons in it, especially for a rookie quarterback.

No quarterback averaged more air yards per attempt than Levis. His average throw was 10.5 yards downfield. The average among passers that qualified for league passer rating was 7.7 yards downfield.

22.4% of Levis’s throws were 20 yards or further downfield, the highest rate in the league.

The average was 11.7% while the next closest passer at 14.6%.

While Levis was last in the league in completion percentage, his expected completion percentage was 28th in the league.

This was not just a Levis issue but a scheme issue, as well.

26.9% of the Tennessee wide receiver routes run were 20 yards or further downfield, the highest rate in the league. The league average was 16.5%.

The Titans ran a lot of 2WR sets, facing crowded defensive fronts, and relying on vertical shots.

With Derrick Henry leaving the team and Brian Callahan taking over as the head coach, this offense is going to look a lot different in 2024.

The Titans used 11 personnel on just 57.9% of the snaps (24th) with Levis on the field with a 57.7% dropback rate on his snaps (26th).

Levis had 261 plays with Henry on the field last season.

The Titans were in 11 personnel for just 28.0% of those plays with a dropback rate of just 41.8%.

While we should not expect a complete overlap of what the Bengals did while Callahan was with the team, we can pair what that system has run with the transactions that Tennessee has made this offseason and come away with some idea that this offense is going to be wildly more spread out and operate with more emphasis on getting the ball out of his hands on the shallow to intermediate levels.

From 2019-2023 with the Bengals, Callahan’s offense threw the ball 3% over expectations. And Joe Burrow missed the crux of two seasons over that span.

The Bengals had good wide receivers, but every coach to leave the Sean McVay coaching tree has run a ton of 11 personnel.

There may still be thinner odds that Levis is the true future franchise quarterback here, but the Titans are giving him every chance in 2024 to fail first in hopes of landing a major value at the league’s most important position.

Should Levis flatline this season, the team added veteran Mason Rudolph to the quarterback room as a veteran alternative to Malik Willis, who was not given any rope in year two.

Rudolph has started 13 games over his four years in the league, going 8-4-1 in those games with the Steelers.

Running Back Depth Chart, Titans:

  1. Tony Pollard
  2. Tyjae Spears
  3. Hassan Haskins
  4. Julius Chestnut

The Titans are turning over a new page and identity on offense as Derrick Henry has moved on via free agency.

In one of the first moves made during this free agency period, the new regime went out and added Tony Pollard to the offense.

Pollard was one of the larger letdowns in 2023.

Despite amassing a career-high 307 touches, Pollard’s new role as a workhorse back produced a career-low 4.3 yards per touch and six touchdowns.

His previous career-low in yards per touch was 4.9 yards in 2020.

Among 49 running backs to run the football 100 or more times last season, Pollard ranked:

  • 23rd in success rate (37.3%)
  • 25th in rate of runs to result in a first down or touchdown (22.2%)
  • 34th in rate of runs to gain 10 or more yards (8.3%)

Pollard had tightrope surgery for a fractured foot in the offseason, something that he said limited him from feeling right until Week 11.

If we are taking his word, there was an improvement to close the season.

From Week 11 on, Pollard ranked in those same categories:

  • 12th in success rate (41.0%)
  • 12th in rate of runs to result in a first down or touchdown (24.8%)
  • 25th in rate of runs to gain 10 or more yards (9.4%)

With Henry, Tennessee ran the football out of 11 personnel just 34.5% of the time (28th in the NFL).

As a byproduct, the Titans ran the football against eight or more defenders in the box on 42.3% of their running back runs, which was the third-highest rate in the league.

With Callahan coordinating the offense in Cincinnati, the Bengals ran the ball out of 11 personnel 64.8% during his tenure, which was second in the NFL only to the Rams (where Zac Taylor’s philosophy comes from).

Over his span with the Bengals, Callahan’s run game ran against loaded boxes for just 33.9% of their running back runs (23rd in the league).

For his career, Pollard has averaged 5.2 yards per rush against non-loaded boxes, eighth in the NFL over that span.

On runs out of 11 personnel, Pollard has averaged 4.9 YPC, 13th in the league.

The addition of Pollard also allows the team to have two interchangeable assets at the running back position instead of a compartmentalized backfield where each back splits the position.

Pollard and Tyjae Spears can do a lot without tipping off the defense in one direction.

Even if the new regime wants to use Spears in a similar capacity as his rookie season, Spears was good in that role.

As a rookie, Spears averaged 5.5 yards per touch, turning 152 touches into 838 total yards and three touchdowns.

The Titans only ran the ball 28.8% of the time when Spears was on the field, something that can significantly change moving forward.

Spears faced a light box on 41.0% of his runs (second in the league), averaging 5.1 yards per rush on those attempts (15th out of 49 qualifiers) with an explosive run on 17.1% of those carries (ninth).

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Titans:

  1. DeAndre Hopkins
  2. Calvin Ridley
  3. Treylon Burks
  4. Kyle Philips
  5. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
  6. Colton Dowell
  7. Mason Kinsey
  8. Tre’Shaun Harrison
  9. Kearis Jackson

After two injury-filled seasons in Arizona, DeAndre Hopkins bounced back in Tennessee last season, catching 75 passes for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns, appearing in all 17 games.

Hopkins had his lowest catch rate (54.7%) since the 2016 season, but his 14.1 yards per catch were his highest since 2017 since this offense was predicated on vertical shots as laid out above.

Hopkins averaged 14.1 air yards per target, his most since the 2015 season. 26.3% of his targets were on throws over 20 yards downfield, the highest rate of his career.

Hopkins proved that he was not washed last season.

He ranked 19th among all wide receivers in yards per route run (2.09), and that climbed to 2.22 yards per route run with Will Levis on the field.

Hopkins received 28.7% of the Tennessee targets (WR8), 42.8% of the team air yards (WR4), and was targeted on 27.1% of his routes run (WR9).

Hopkins will turn 32 years old this June.

We know those usage rates are going to dip to a degree this season based on the reasons presented earlier on how this team just did not have any other viable pass catchers.

The team made a significant move in acquiring Calvin Ridley to pair with Hopkins at the front of this depth chart.

After missing all of the 2022 season due to a suspension, Ridley caught 76 passes for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns with the Jaguars last season.

While he was a volatile performer, no team got a better look at what upside is still here than the Titans did.

In his two games against Tennessee, Ridley had games of 7-103-2 and 6-106-1. He had just two other 100-yard games on the season outside of facing the Titans.

Ridley ended the season ranking 51st among wide receivers in yards per route run (1.58).

What is interesting is that Ridley and Trevor Lawrence were not always on the same page.

18.4% of Ridley’s targets were deemed inaccurate by the quarterback, the highest rate of his career.

Even if Hopkins and Ridley work as a 1A and 1B duo where there is a trade-off in who is the actual WR1 here, this combination is already an upgrade over what Tennessee put on the field last season.

The depth here is more of a mixed bag of what was left over from the previous regime.

Treylon Burks still has two years left on his rookie contract.

Burks has just 49 receptions for 665 yards and one touchdown through two seasons.

He has missed six games in each of his first two years in the league.

He will have to fight for targets more than ever, but Burks does get a fresh start this season.

I do like his fit in this new offense giving him more of an opportunity to play in the slot and create touches for him that were similar to where he won in college.

Kyle Philips was also part of the same draft in 2022 but has had even more issues staying on the field than Burks.

Philips has played just 13 games over the past two seasons, catching 23 passes for 259 yards and zero touchdowns.

Philips should push Burks in 3WR sets since he has a true position as a slot receiver.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine has been a viable depth option and is still signed for 2024.

The Titans are not in bad shape here. But with Hopkins and Westbrook-Ikhine having expiring contracts and some question marks on what they have in Burks and Philips, adding depth is still on the table.


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