Tennessee Titans Final NFL Draft Grades 2024: Titans Shore Up the Trenches With JC Latham, T’Vondre Sweat

The Mike Vrabel era is over in Tennessee, and new Titans head coach Brian Callahan needs strong 2024 NFL Draft grades to return the franchise to the playoffs.

Is Will Levis the future? Will Brian Callahan return the Tennessee Titans to playoffs after missing the dance the last two years? Time will tell, but earning above-average 2024 NFL Draft grades is a step in the right direction.

Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Grades

Round 1, Pick 7: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

The consensus was that the Titans would select a top offensive tackle at No. 7, and even with Joe Alt off the board, several talented options were available. Tennessee ultimately went with Alabama’s JC Latham, and while the likes of Olu Fashanu, Troy Fautanu, and Taliese Fuaga may have been higher on some boards, Latham’s road-grading play style fits the franchise’s identity.

Grade: B+

Round 2, Pick 38: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

The Titans needed to beef up their defensive line, and they did just that by selecting Texas’ T’Vondre Sweat. He will swallow ball carriers as a nose tackle next to Jeffery Simmons, but off-field and conditioning concerns limit his grade at No. 38 overall.

Grade: C+

Round 4, Pick 106: Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

Cedric Gray immediately upgrades Tennessee’s depleted LB room with strengths that can mask Kenneth Murray’s weaknesses.

Grade: B+

Round 5, Pick 146: Jarvis Brownlee Jr., CB, Louisville

The Titans have completely retooled their CB room.

L’Jarius Sneed and Chidobe Awuzie will start on the outside, and Jarvis Brownlee Jr. can compete with Roger McCreary for the first-team nickel role in 2024 and beyond.

Grade: B

Round 6, Pick 182: Jha’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane

DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, and Treylon Burks are the top options, but Jha’Quan Jackson and Kyle Philips will battle for rotational reps from the slot.

Jackson’s ability to stretch the field vertically and horizontally gives him a leg up.

Grade: B+

Round 7, Pick 242: James Williams, S/LB, Miami (FL)

Standing 6’4” and 240 pounds, James Williams is a bit of a tweener safety/linebacker. But wherever he lines up, he will be an enforcer that makes pass catchers think twice about going over the middle of the field.

Grade: B+

Round 7, Pick 252: Jaylen Harrell, EDGE, Michigan

Jaylen Harrell is a good athlete with pass-rush potential but lacks play strength and imposing size. He can grow into a sub-package pass rusher and even get a shot at off-ball LB.

Grade: B-

Tennessee Titans 2024 NFL Draft Summary

Tennessee added size and speed on defense while drafting a long-term left tackle and a depth piece at receiver for Levis.

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If Sweat puts all his focus on football and Gray and Williams play notable snaps on defense, the Titans will be set for the future at the first two levels on the defensive side of the ball.

Overall Grade: B+

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