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The Titans were not good in pass protection in 2021 and must improve in that area after finishing with 47 sacks allowed, the seventh-most in the NFL.
There is a ton of uncertainty upfront at the moment. Left tackle Taylor Lewan and left guard Rodger Saffold have been pegged as potential cut candidates, and center Ben Jones and right tackle David Quessenberry (restricted) are about to be free agents.
We tend to believe that Lewan and Jones will definitely be back, but the futures of Quessenberry and Saffold aren’t as secure. Quessenberry in particular was an issue, as he gave up the most sacks in the NFL (11).
If things play out the way we think they will, the Titans will have to replace Saffold at left guard and Quessenberry at right tackle.
Tennessee does have potential in-house solutions for both spots in Dillon Radunz (right tackle) and Aaron Brewer (left guard), but the jury is still very much out on if either one can be a good enough starter.
As a result, the Titans would be wise to at least bring in some veteran competition for both if they go that route.
If the Titans aren’t confident in one or the other, or want to start planning for the future at any spot upfront, we could see yet another early draft pick used on the offensive line.
At the very least, we fully expect the team to bring in some veteran depth, as it’s very possible the team cuts Kendall Lamm, and the Titans will have to replace Brewer if he starts after the former UDFA served as a vital depth piece at both guard and center the past two seasons.