The Tennessee Titans didn’t make any huge splashes (unless releasing Julio Jones counts) during the first wave of free agency, but they addressed several needs and brought a few important players back.

Tennessee’s biggest moves in free agency were re-signing edge rusher Harold Landry and center Ben Jones, along with adding free-agent tight end Austin Hooper. They also signed cornerback Buster Skrine and safety AJ Moore.

(The Titans added wide receiver Robert Woods via a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, too.)

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Nov 7, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (2) and wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) during the game against the Tennessee Titans at SoFi Stadium. The Titans defeated the Rams 28-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

So what are the Titans’ biggest needs moving forward?

Pro Football Focus believes there are three specific needs that Tennessee still needs to address: guard, edge rusher, and wide receiver.

From PFF:

Guard is a priority for Tennessee this offseason, especially after parting ways with veteran Rodger Saffold.

Right now, the two projected starters are Aaron Brewer and Nate Davis. Brewer, a 2020 undrafted free agent, earned a 48.7 pass-block grade on 257 such snaps in 2021. Davis has posted a poor pass-block grade below 54.0 in each of his three seasons in the NFL ranks.

The Titans could use a wide receiver as insurance for Woods, in case he isn’t fully ready for the start of the 2022 season (he’s coming off a torn ACL he suffered last November).

As far as an edge rusher, I don’t view that as a huge need for the Titans. But if they wanted to add some depth, they could take a look at former Tennessee Vols standout Derek Barnett.

Barnett, a Nashville native, is a former first-round pick who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He hasn’t lived up to the first-round hype (21.5 sacks over five years), but he could still be a good rotational player for the Titans.

And who knows, maybe playing for Mike Vrabel could help Barnett, who is only 25, reach his full potential. Barnett should be cheap, as he’s still lingering on the free-agent market.

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