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The Tennessee Titans had a rough year going 6-10. General manager Ruston Webster and head coach Mike Munchak knew they had a task in front of them. When they came into the 2013 draft they not only have needs, they have questions on their roster. Offensive line, cornerback and defensive end, all legitimate needs, but they are still uncertain about how Jake Locker will turn out. Overall, the Titans had a good draft, not only addressing some needs, but getting good value. They seem to have made up their mind to stick with Jake Locker, for the time being at least. This wasn’t the draft to take a quarterback with the talent on the board, but the Titans still found value. With the 10th overall pick they selected Chance Warmack, and offensive guard from Alabama. Warmack is a guy that brings solid fundamentals to the game. He is not the greatest athlete, but his work ethic makes up for it. His greatest strength is his ability to create movement and space in the running game. He has great strength that when combined with an understanding of leverage, allows him to move defenders around. As the years go on the elite colleges have developed into a pro training academy. Warmack started for three years at Alabama, that’s impressive to have on your resume. Coach Mike Munchak is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, and this fits perfectly for what the Titans like to do. The Titans needed to add depth on their line at the very least, having three guys going on injured reserve will do that. They did a nice job in free agency of adding offensive guards Andy Levitre from Buffalo and Rob Turner from St. Louis, they already know that neither guy is going to be their long term solution. This is the type of team that wants to attack defenses, running between the tackles and racking up good yardage. But they will occasionally run some zone looks, and Warmack has shown he can do that if asked. Tennessee is in pretty good shape at the offensive tackle position. So the interior of this offensive line should be as good as any in the NFL in 2013.
With the 34th overall selection the Titans took Justin Hunter, WR from Tennessee. Hunter isn’t a very big guy, at only 196 lbs. he’s going to need to add some muscle to that frame. However, when you consider the fact that he’s young and 6-4, that shouldn’t be much trouble. A torn ACL in 2011 likely worried some teams going into the draft, but if the team just puts Hunter in touch with the people that ran Adrian Peterson’s rehab, it should be no trouble at all. He adds the most value to the team initially in his ability to stretch the field. Hunter could prove to be a stabilizing force in the Titans wide receiving corp for years to come. When everything is right, the Titans have a decent trio of receivers with Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. But, those guys aren’t all on enough, or at the same time. If Hunter is used correctly, he could really help to open things up for the Titans passing game. That combined with an improved run game, due to offensive line work, could spell a turn-around season for the team.