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Tuesday Mailbag: Jim Wyatt Answers Questions From Titans Fans


NASHVILLE – The calendar keeps flipping, and the NFL Draft keeps edging closer.

The Titans continue to do their homework on prospects, while questions keep flowing into the Titans mailbag.

Let's jump back into another batch.

Here's the link to submit questions: CLICK HERE.

John Fleming from Guelph, Ontario
Question: Hey Jim. By pure coincidence I will be travelling into the fine city of Nashville during the NFL Draft. I had hoped to find an establishment to view the draft with Titans fans. Any suggestions?

Jim: Well John, you're in luck. The Titans are actually hosting an NFL Draft party for the first round of the draft, on Thursday, April 25th, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Nissan Stadium. Parking lots open at 4:30 p.m. and stage entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend must claim a free ticket, however. Use this link:
Limited free parking will be available on a first come, first served basis at Nissan Stadium in Lots E, F and N. You can enter the stadium for the event in either Gate 3 or Gate 9. Various current and former Titans players will be making a special appearance, and stage programming will begin at 6:30. The Jumbotrons will livestream the national Draft coverage.

Silas Drake from McMinnville, Tennessee
Question: I know a lot of people want a wide receiver at the 7th pick but without an offensive line you are just wasting your time and you will get your qb killed so we need a offense line at pick 7.

Jim: I hear ya, Silas. But what if one of these stud receivers falls to 7? I understand the debate…

Bentley Grice from York, South Carolina
Question: Hi Jim. So I was wondering what the move is since we have a decent pick in the draft this coming season. Are we going for offense like wr's or a lineman or a defensive player? Just a question I had anyways stay safe and Titan up

Jim: That's the big question, Bentley. Right now, I don't know. I don't even think Ran Carthon knows. A lot depends on what happens on picks 1-6.

Josh Bomar from Knoxville, Tennessee
Question: Well Jim, after seeing the latest mock drafts, it's not looking like we are gonna get the pick that I wanted at 7, but hey, Bowers will make a great tight end for somebody, no doubt!!! lol. It was exciting seeing some of the mocks having us take Bowers, but I'm a realist. This line needs to be fixed. This 7th tour of the mock drafts really flipped and now pretty much everyone is having us selecting Alt. Is this because of the Ridley acquisition, or do they know something we don't??

Jim: Hey Josh. I wouldn't rule anything out right now. Let's be honest: The mocks are fun, but they're hardly gospel. Not even close. It's a whole lot of guessing, and predictions. I'm not saying the pick is going to be Bowers, I'm just saying the only pick that matters is the one made by Ran Carthon and no one knows what he's going to do.

Brian Cutler from Connecticut
Question: Hello Jim. Love reading everyone's views on how things this offseason has been going. So many articles out there saying how great and bad our pick up have been. Me personally, i'm optimistic on our approach. The group i'm excited for the most is WR. With that being said i'm a defensive person. That why i started to love the titans to be honest. I know everyone believes OL is the biggest concern and with last years showing i don't really disagree. I'm really worried about our pass rush. So to my question, Who do you like in this upcoming draft and/or what round would you like to see the team to address this "issue." Development player or impact player.

Jim: Hey Brian. The team definitely needs a left tackle, it's just a matter of who that guy ends up being. Joe Alt is the most popular pick in the mocks, but other options are out there as well. It's a deep draft for tackles. As for the defense, yes, the team has some holes there as well on the d-line, at edge, ILB, safety. We'll have to see how things play out as the picks come off the board.

Luther Green Jr. from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Question: Hey Jim I hope all is well with you and our great titans fans I love what's going on with ran and coach Callahan building our team I hope that we can draft Brock bowers.i believe that we have some of the greatest coaches on our Titans team now let's draft a second round offensive lineman coach Callahan dad is one of the best lineman coaches in the NFL he can develop any player and especially always remember that later round players have alot to prove because some want be drafted in the first round hey just ask Tom Brady he was a beast everybody knows that let's hope we can draft Brock Bowers hey Jim keep up the great work and to all of my titans fans let's TITAN Up and compete to win a SUPER Bowl it's time

Jim: I've gotten more love for Brock Bowers in here than any player in this draft class…

Wyatt Hastings from Summertown, Tennessee
Question: Hi Jim, I've had your notifications on for my Twitter/X feed for 6+ years. I appreciate how well you cover the Titans. My question is, with the Titans seemingly having a 3 year span of losing talent and no real direction, what is so different around the building with Ran in full control versus when JRob & Vrabel were leading the way?
Seems like all he does it make great moves like a solid draft class in 23, stealing Ridley in free agency, and trading a bargain for arguably the best CB who was acquirable in the NFL. I am not used to us being at the top of off season moves and it all seems to be done rather quietly. Thanks for your time and look forward to your thoughts!

Jim: Nice name, Wyatt! 😊 I appreciate you following, and for the kind words. I'll be honest: It's too early to judge Ran, since this is really his first year with full control. I think it's safe to say he's having a great offseason, but time will tell on how things play out with some of these players. I will say I think Jon Robinson gets a bad rap. Sure, he made some bad picks in previous NFL Drafts. Some of the free agents he brought in turned out to be busts. But he also made some good picks, and identified solid players and leaders in free agency. He put together rosters capable of winning Super Bowls, and Vrabel and Co. didn't deliver for one reason or another.

Junior Daugherty from Danville, Kentucky
Question: How is Ryan Stonehouse? One of the best punters of all time.

Jim: He's still working his way back, but doing well. I see Ryan on a regular basis. He's been in a great mood, upbeat about his recovery.

Josh Miller from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Question: Hey there Jim. We don't have a 3rd round pick from the trade up last year to get Levis. I was curious if Treylon Burks has any trade value? Would anyone take him and a 5th for a mid round 3rd? Or is that just wishful thinking? Also with Henry's impact on the team and in the community, do you think they could possibly retire his number for the franchise? I can't image seeing another player worthy of wearing The King's 22.

Jim: Hey Josh. I don't get the sense the team is looking to trade Treylon. Everything I've heard is they're counting on him to help this fall. But I don't know what other teams are thinking, or what his value might be. He's had some tough luck in his first two NFL seasons. I still think he has potential. As for Henry, I'm with you, I can't see a another player wearing that uniform any time, or ever.

Have a great week everyone!

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