The Titans need to consider adding some depth to their pass rush. While both Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo are strong edge rushers and former first round picks, the team has no depth behind these players. Kevin Dodd hasn’t panned out as a former second rounder, so adding a rotational player would be a sensible move.
Harold Landry is a very good option for the Titans at this point. Landry was a very productive edge rusher at Boston College, where he notched 21.5 sacks during his final two years at BC. While he only had five sacks in 2017, he did deal with a nagging injury that impacted his burst and athleticism. Still, he has the athletic ability to be a solid contributor in the NFL.
Landry performed very well at the NFL Combine and did a lot to solidify himself as a potential first round pick. His 6.88 second 3-cone time was particularly impressive and showed the agility and speed he has coming off the edge. He also helped his case by performing well in the on-field drills as well.
Landry does have some deficiencies against the run, as he isn’t the strongest edge rusher, but he should carve out a role as a rotational player early in his career. And as he gets stronger, he will become more of a complete player and could take the starting job from either Orakpo or Morgan.
If the Titans decide to wait on getting an edge rusher until Day 2 of the draft, they could opt to target an offensive lineman like Will Hernandez to play guard, or a linebacker like Rashaan Evans to replace Avery Williamson.