Titans GM Talks Draft, RBs, Kickers

Earlier today, we recapped comments made by Redskins GM Bruce Allen and Vikings GM Rick Spielman in their respective pre-draft press conferences. Now we’ll turn our attention to the AFC South, where Titans GM Ruston Webster spoke to local reporters today at Tennessee’s pre-draft presser. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean and Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com tweeted several highlights, so let’s dive in….

  • The Titans only have six picks in this year’s draft and would like to acquire more if possible. In Webster’s opinion, the best chance to do so will happen when Tennessee is on the clock later this week.
  • Webster stressed that it’s important for the Titans to draft players who will fit into the team’s new offensive and defensive systems, noting that the change to a 3-4 defense opens things up to land a pass rusher in the draft.
  • About 26 or 27 prospects received first-round prospects from the Titans, according to Webster.
  • While Tennessee filled several holes in free agency, there are still a couple areas of need, including running back, said Webster. However, don’t expect the Titans to target backfield help too early — the club feels there will be value at the position in the fourth or fifth rounds.
  • The Titans will be having multiple kickers compete to replace Rob Bironas, who was released this offseason, and Webster didn’t rule out the possibility of adding one on the third day of the draft.
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