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Who the Tennessee Titans could pick 1st overall in the 2016 NFL Draft

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With their 30-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, the Tennessee Titans cemented the number one spot in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Just a year after drafting Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick, the Titans have another high pick and plenty of options of what to do with it. 

However, the consensus number one pick - quarterback Jared Goff - is obviously out of play, so the Titans will have to do some real soul-searching to decide who they're going to take with the first pick. Here are three potential options.


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1: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss.

The Titans have their quarterback of the future already in Mariota, so why not bring someone in to help protect him. And they could do a lot worse than getting the best offensive lineman in the country.

Mariota took a beating during his rookie season and suffered multiple knocks and injuries, so getting in a player like Tunsil to stop that should be a big priority. Taylor Lewan is a talented tackle, but moving him over to the right-hand side and snagging Tunsil should shore up the line massively, while also improving their run game at the same time. 

2: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State.

If the Titans do decide that they already have a good enough left tackle in the 2014 first rounder Lewan, then the first man off the board will almost certainly be Joey Bosa. 

The Titans do have some nice pass rushers in Brian Orakpo and Jurrell Casey, but the explosiveness of Ohio State Buckeyes star Bosa should not be overlooked at all. The aforementioned duo both have seven sacks in 2015, but the presence of Bosa would increase those numbers drastically. 

In just three seasons, Bosa tallied the third-most sacks in Ohio State history with 26 and saw double teams often. He has the physical attributes to play in a 3-4 and the 4-3 and would be a big add for a Titans defense that struggled badly this year.

3: Jalen Ramsey, S/CB, Florida State.

The wildcard pick. The Titans are in desperate need of a new cornerback, or two, and the Florida State Seminoles star is the best secondary player available in 2016. 

With Coty Sensabaugh and Perrish Cox the team's current starter at corner, it is entirely obvious that the Titans need a big upgrade at the position if they truly want to improve their ailing defense. 

Whilst it is unsure what Ramsey's best position really is, his playmaking skills are very well known and that is what the Titans are sadly missing, someone in their secondary who can make plays and create turnovers. Ramsey would do that, but he'd be a real head-turner if he went first overall.


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