Last season the Titans offense took a big step forward with the drafting of explosive running back Chris Johnson. The mode for the 2009 draft was not much different, as once again the Titans looked to upgrade their offense with some key picks that can have a big impact on the 09 season.
6 of the 11 draft picks the Titans had on Saturday and Sunday were spent on offense. Receiver Kenny Britt was taken in the first round (30th overall), and he’ll be counted on to add instant offense to a passing game that needs quality pass catchers. Day two saw the club add a couple of promising prospects in South Carolina tight end Jared Cook and Michigan State running back Javon Ringer.
“It is clearly going to be very competitive,” Coach Jeff Fisher said. “We’ve created a lot of competition for the bottom part of the roster, which was important to us, but we’ve created some opportunities at the top of the roster.”
The team played all their cards right. They realize that in order to stay with the likes of the offensive minded Colts and even the improving Texans in the AFC South, they will need to keep getting better on offense, while staying sound on defense as well.
“I feel like we helped ourselves offensively and defensively we added speed,” Fisher said. “Time will tell, but this looks like a very competitive group.” If these youngsters can have an impact on the roster, the 09 season could easily be as promising as 2008 was for the Titans.