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AFC South 2017: Top needs, NFL draft picks for all teams

By The Sports Xchange
Is Brock Osweiler the solution or the problem? The Houston Texans need to figure out whether he is their man. Matthew Healey/ UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e8d4a724215e804df0b2ebfe30060675/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Is Brock Osweiler the solution or the problem? The Houston Texans need to figure out whether he is their man. Matthew Healey/ UPI | License Photo

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HOUSTON TEXANS

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Free agency, draft shopping list

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As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Houston Texans must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 7-9 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Texans' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

RELATED Jacksonville Jaguars: Top free agency, NFL draft needs for 2017

The Texans thought they solved their quarterback dilemma with the signing of Brock Osweiler one year ago in the offseason. Now, they aren't so sure. Head coach Bill O'Brien has to figure out if Osweiler simply experienced growing pains in the first year of a new system or whether he is not the answer.

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The defense remained strong even with defense end J.J. Watt missing most of the season. Trying to re-sign cornerback A.J. Bouye is also a priority.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 1st in AFC South (9-7)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 314.7 (29th)

RUSHING: 116.2 (8th)

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PASSING: 198.5 (29th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 301.3 (1st)

RUSHING: 99.7 (12th)

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PASSING: 201.6 (2nd)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

*=Veteran with option not expected to be exercised.

TOP THREE NEEDS

QUARTERBACK

Brock Osweiler isn't the answer at this pivotal position. Neither is Tom Savage or Brandon Weeden. The Texans need an upgrade.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Kirk Cousins, Washington (29 in August, $19.95M)

*Tony Romo, Dallas (37 in April, $18M)

Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay (28 in December, $776K)

Brian Hoyer, Chicago (32 in October, $2M)

*Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo (28 in August, $18M)

*Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco (30 in November, $19M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/12 Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina, 6-3, 220, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/20 DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, 6-4, 230, 4.76, 1 (underclassman)

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3/29 Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 6-2, 215, 4.64, 1-2 (underclassman)

4/70 Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech, 6-2, 229, 4.84, 2-3 (underclassman)

5/99 Brad Kaaya, Miami (FL), 6-4, 210, 4.84, 3 (underclassman)

OFFENSIVE LINE

The Texans lack a reliable right tackle. They need better guards, too. The center and left tackle positions are the most stable.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

OT:

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati (36 in December, $9M)

*Russell Okung, Denver (29 in October, $10.6M)

Rick Wagner, Baltimore (28 in October, $576K)

Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville (G; 26 in November, $5.3M))

Matt Kalil, Minnesota (injury; 28 in July, $4.94M)

G/C:

Kevin Zeitler, Cincinnati (G; 27 in March, $1.89M)

T.J. Lang, Green Bay (G/injury; 30 in September, $5.2M)

Ronald Leary, Dallas (G; 28 in April, $2.55M)

JC Tretter, Green Bay (C; 26, $644K)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

OT:

1/14 Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, 6-5, 314, 5.29, 1 (underclassman)

2/25 Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 310, 5.28, 1 (underclassman)

3/38 Garett Bolles, Utah, 6-5, 296, 4.97, 1-2 (underclassman)

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OG:

1/33 Dan Feeney, Indiana, 6-4, 304, 5.09, 1-2

2/35 Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, 6-4, 305, 5.12, 1-2

C:

1/64 Ethan Pocic, LSU, 6-6, 307, 5.18, 2

2/80 Pat Elflein, Ohio State, 6-2, 300, 5.22, 2-3

WIDE RECEIVER

Besides DeAndre Hopkins, there is no proven commodity. The Texans need help here or improvement from Will Fuller, who is prone to drops.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

DeSean Jackson, Washington (31 in December, $6M)

Alshon Jeffery, Chicago (27, $14.6M)

Pierre Garcon, Washington (31 in August, $8.5M)

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland (28 in June, $1.67M)

Anquan Boldin, Detroit (37 in October, $2.75M)

Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota (26 in March, $1.8M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/8 Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, 1 (underclassman)

2/16 Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 6-3, 213, 1

3/19 John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, 1 (underclassman)

4/37 Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, 5-11, 200, 1-2 (underclassman)

5/42 Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, 5-11, 175, 2

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UFA KEEPERS

CB A.J. Bouye (26 in August, $1.67M)

LB John Simon (27 in October, $1.67M)

S Quintin Demps (32 in June, $1.5M)

P Shane Lechler (41 in August, $1.8M)

ROSTER REVIEW

MAJOR COACHING CHANGES

--DC Romeo Crennel becomes assistant head coach.

--LB coach Mike Vrabel becomes DC.

--OC George Godsey won't return.

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Brock Osweiler. Backups -- Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden.

RUNNING BACKS: Starters -- FB Jay Prosch, RB Lamar Miller. Backups -- Jonathan Grimes (UFA), Akeem Hunt, Alfred Blue.

TIGHT ENDS: Starter -- TE C.J. Fiedorowicz. Backups -- Ryan Griffin (UFA), Stephen Anderson.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller. Backups -- Keith Mumphery, Wendall Williams, *Jaelen Strong, *Braxton Miller.

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OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Duane Brown, LG Xavier Su'a-Filo, C Greg Mancz, RG Jeff Allen, RT Chris Clark. Backups -- T Kendall Lamm, LG Oday Aboushi (UFA), C Tony Bergstrom, RG Josh Walker, *T Derek Newton, *C Nick Martin.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- DE Joel Heath, NT Vince Wilfork, DE D.J Reader. Backups -- DE Christian Covington, DE Ufomba Kamalu, DE Antonio Smith (UFA), *DE J.J. Watt, *DE Devon Still (UFA).

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- ILB Brian Cushing, ILB Benardrick McKinney, OLB Whitney Mercilus, OLB John Simon (UFA). Backups -- ILB Akeem Dent (UFA), ILB Max Bullough, OLB Brennan Scarlett, *LB Tony Washington Jr., *LB Gerald Rivers.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- CB Jonathan Joseph, CB A.J. Bouye (UFA), CB Kareem Jackson, SS Quintin Demps (UFA), FS Andre Hal. Backups -- CB Robert Nelson, *CB Kevin Johnson, CB Denzel Rice, S Corey Moore, S Eddie Pleasant, S Don Jones (UFA), *S Lonnie Ballentine, *S K.J. Dillon, *S Kurtis Drummond.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Nick Novak (UFA), P Shane Lechler (UFA), LS Jon Weeks, KR Tyler Ervin, *K Ka'imi Fairbairn.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

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Free agency, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Indianapolis Colts must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 8-8 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Colts' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

There is new leadership with general manager Chris Ballard replacing Ryan Grigson, though Chuck Pagano remains the head coach. Ballard will be charged with forging a working relationship with Pagano while finding the talent to lift the Colts from two consecutive .500 seasons.

With outside linebacker Robert Mathis retiring, the pass rush has to be addressed, along with the secondary. Another question is how long running back Frank Gore can continue playing at a high level.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 3rd in AFC South (8-8)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 364.4 (10th)

RUSHING: 101.8 (23rd)

PASSING: 262.6 (T5th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 382.9 (30th)

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RUSHING: 120.4 (25th)

PASSING: 262.5 (27th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

TOP THREE NEEDS

PASS RUSHING OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

The Colts need to find an athletic outside pass rusher. Indianapolis tried free agents there in 2016, but the team needs to find a long-term solution.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Chandler Jones, Arizona (27, $2.04M)

Nick Perry, Green Bay (27 in April, $5.05M)

Melvin Ingram, L.A. Chargers (28 in April, $2.1M)

DeMarcus Ware, Denver (35 in July, $10M)

Julius Peppers, Green Bay (37, $8.67M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/18 Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 230, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/26 Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 258, 4.58, 1

3/27 Tim Williams, Alabama, 6-3, 252, 4.76, 1

4/31 Haason Reddick, Temple, 6-1, 237, 4.54, 1-2

5/48 T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, 6-4, 243, 4.76, 2 (underclassman)

INSIDE LINEBACKER

The Colts tried a couple of young inside linebackers in 2016, but the team needs more athletic playmakers at the position.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

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Dont'a Hightower, New England (27 in March, $1.93M)

Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh (31 in May, $9.6M)

Malcolm Smith, Oakland (28 in July, $3.5M)

Akeem Dent, Houston (30 in September, $2.25M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/7 Reuben Foster, Alabama, 6-1, 236, 4.72, 1

2/41 Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State, 6-2, 240, 4.78, 2 (underclassman)

3/44 Jarrad Davis, Florida, 6-1, 238, 4.78, 2

4/108 Anthony Walker Jr., Northwestern, 6-1, 235, 4.63, 3-4 (underclassman)

5/112 Kendell Beckwith, LSU, 6-2, 252, 4.82, 3-4

CORNERBACK

Indianapolis has struck out with a couple of free agent additions at the position. The Colts need a physical, play-making cornerback.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

A.J. Bouye, Houston (26 in August, $1.67M)

Trumaine Johnson, L.A. Rams (27, $13.95M)

Logan Ryan, New England (26, $693K)

Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo (27 in September, $3.02M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/10 Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State, 6-0, 195, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

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2/15 Teez Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 201, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

3/21 Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, 6-1, 196, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

4/23 Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

5/34 Desmond King, Iowa, 5-11, 206, 4.53, 1-2

UFA KEEPERS

LB Erik Walden (32 in August, $4M)

S Mike Adams (36 in March, $2.425M)

ROSTER REVIEW

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Andrew Luck. Backup -- Scott Tolzien.

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- Frank Gore. Backups -- Josh Ferguson, Jordan Todman, Robert Turbin (UFA).

TIGHT ENDS: Starter -- Dwayne Allen. Backups -- Jack Doyle (UFA), *Mike Miller, Erik Swoope.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief. Backups -- Phillip Dorsett, Chester Rogers.

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OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Anthony Castonzo, *RG Jack Mewhort, C Ryan Kelly, RG Joe Haeg, LT Le'Raven Clark. Backups -- T Pierce Burton, C Austin Blythe, *T Isiah Cage, G Denzelle Good, Jonotthan Harrison, T Joe Reitz, *Hugh Thornton (UFA), Jeremy Vujnovich.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- *DE Kendall Langford, *DT Arthur Jones, DT David Parry. Backups -- DT Henry Anderson, NT Zach Kerr, DT T.Y. McGill, DT Kelcy Quarles, DT Hassan Ridgeway, DE Kristjan Sokoli.

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- OLB Robert Mathis (UFA/retired), *&ILB D'Qwell Jackson, ILB Edwin Jackson, OLB Erik Walden (UFA). Backups -- OLB Akeem Ayers, OLB Chris Carter, OLB Trent Cole (UFA), ILB Deon King, *OLB Curt Maggitt, ILB Josh McNary, ILB Antonio Morrison, OLB Deiontrez Mount, ILB Luke Rhodes.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- CB Vontae Davis, S Mike Adams (UFA), S T.J. Green, CB Rashaan Melvin. Backups -- CB Darius Butler (UFA), S Matthias Farley, *S Clayton Geathers, CB Charles James, CB Chris Milton, CB Darryl Morris (UFA), *CB Patrick Robinson, *CB Frankie Williams, *S Andrew Williamson.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Adam Vinatieri, P Pat McAfee, KOR Jordan Todman, PR Chester Rogers, LS Matt Overton.

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

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Free agency, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Jacksonville Jaguars must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 3-13 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Jaguars' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

The Jaguars were active in the week before the Combine, agreeing to trades involving tackle Branden Albert and tight end Julius Thomas. Both deals won't be official until the March 9 start of the league year, but Albert will arrive from Miami to be the left tackle after the Jaguars opted not to exercise the option in tackle Kelvin Beachum's contract. Thomas, who was making too much money for his lack of production and number of injuries, will head to the Dolphins.

The offseason will be spent trying to get quarterback Blake Bortles right as well as upgrading the pass rush.

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THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 4th in AFC south (3-13)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 334.9 (23rd)

RUSHING: 101.9 (22nd)

PASSING: 233.0 (20th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 321.7 (6th)

RUSHING: 106.4 (19th)

PASSING: 215.3 (5th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

&=Player released

TOP THREE NEEDS

DEFENSIVE END

The Jaguars need a pass rusher who will create havoc and can record double-digit sack totals. Jared Odrick, who was a starter, was released Feb. 20.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants (28, $10M)

Calais Campbell, Arizona (DT; 31 in September, $11M)

Jabaal Sheard, New England (28 in May, $5.5M)

&Mario Williams, Miami (32, $8.5M)

Charles Johnson, Carolina (31 in July, $3M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., Proj. Rd.)

1/1 Myles Garrett, Texas AM, 6-4, 268, 1 (underclassman)

2/3 Solomon Thomas, Stanford, 6-2, 275, 1 (underclassman)

3/17 Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 265, 1 (underclassman)

4/28 Taco Charlton, Michigan, 6-5, 272, 1

5/32 Charles Harris, Missouri, 6-3, 255, 4.74, 1-2 (underclassman)

GUARD

Injuries forced the Jaguars to start five players at left guard, all without success. Starter Luke Joeckel is likely to depart to play tackle elsewhere.

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UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Kevin Zeitler, Cincinnati (27 in March, $1.89M)

T.J. Lang, Green Bay (30 in September, $5.2M)

Ronald Leary, Dallas (28 in April, $2.55M)

Chris Chester, Atlanta (34, $2.35M)

Chance Warmack, Tennessee (26 in September, $3.04M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/33 Dan Feeney, Indiana, 6-4, 304, 5.09, 1-2

2/35 Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky, 6-4, 305, 5.12, 1-2

3/46 Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh, 6-5, 300, 5.20, 2

4/49 Dion Dawkins, Temple, 6-4, 317, 5.27, 2

5/85 Nico Siragusa, San Diego State, 6-4, 326, 5.37, 3

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

Myles Jack is likely to replace Paul Posluszny at middle linebacker this year or next, creating a need for linebacker help at the outside spots and for more depth.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Chandler Jones, Arizona (27, $2.04M)

Nick Perry, Green Bay (27 in April, $5.05M)

Melvin Ingram, L.A. Chargers (28 in April, $2.1M)

DeMarcus Ware, Denver (35 in July, $10M)

Julius Peppers, Green Bay (37, $8.67M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/18 Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 230, 4.74, 1 (underclassman)

2/26 Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, 6-2, 258, 4.58, 1

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3/27 Tim Williams, Alabama, 6-3, 252, 4.76, 1

4/31 Haason Reddick, Temple, 6-1, 237, 4.54, 1-2

5/48 T.J. Watt, Wisconsin, 6-4, 243, 4.76, 2 (underclassman)

UFA KEEPERS

CB Prince Amukamara (28 in June, $5.5M)

S Johnathan Cyprien (27 in July, $1.367M)

T/G Luke Joeckel (26 in November, $5.3M))

ROSTER REVIEW

MAJOR COACHING CHANGES

--Head coach Doug Marrone.

DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- Blake Bortles. Backups -- Chad Henne, Brandon Allen.

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- Chris Ivory. Backups -- *T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson (UFA), Corey Grant, Bronson Hill, Joe Banyard (UFA), Daryl Richardson.

TIGHT ENDS: Starters -- *Julius Thomas (expected to be traded), *Marcedes Lewis. Backups -- Neal Sterling, Ben Koyack, Alex Ellis.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns. Backups -- Marqise Lee, Bryan Walters (UFA), Arrelious Benn, *Rashad Greene, Shane Wynn, Tony Washington.

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OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Kelvin Beachum (option not expected to be exercised), *LG Luke Joeckel (UFA), C Brandon Linder, RG A.J. Cann, RT Jermey Parnell. Backups -- OT Josh Wells, *LG Chris Reed, LG Tyler Shatley, *LG Jeremiah Poutasi, *LG Patrick Omameh (UFA), G/C Luke Bowanko.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- *&LDE Jared Odrick, LT Malik Jackson, *RT Roy Miller, RDE Yannick Ngakoue. Backups -- DE Dante Fowler, DE Tyson Alualu (UFA), *DE Jonathan Woodard, *DE Chris Smith, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, DT Sheldon Day, *DT Michael Bennett, DT Abry Jones, DT Jordan Hill (UFA).

LINEBACKERS: Starters -- WLB Myles Jack, MLB Paul Posluszny, SLB Telvin Smith. Backups -- WLB Dan Skuta, LB Sean Porter, MLB Hayes Pullard, LB Marcus Rush.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Prince Amukamara (UFA), RCB Jalen Ramsey, SS Johnathan Cyprien (UFA), FS Tashaun Gipson. Backups -- CB Davon House, *CB Aaron Colvin, RCB Josh Johnson, LCB Akeem Davis, FS Peyton Thompson, SS Jarrod Wilson, *S James Sample.

SPECIAL TEAMS: P Brad Nortman, K Jason Myers, LS Carson Tinker.

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TENNESSEE TITANS

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Free agency, draft shopping list

As they wade through free agency and prepare to evaluate draft prospects at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine (March 1-6), the Tennessee Titans must decide which players to keep as they seek to improve upon their 9-7 record from last season.

The Sports Xchange and NFLDraftScout.com evaluated the Titans' roster and created a shopping list to use in free agency and to reference during the Combine.

The Titans are on the rise, and they have the luxury of owning the Rams' first-round pick (fifth overall) in the April draft. The passing offense needs help, so expect a move to upgrade the receiving corps.

The pass defense also will be a priority, with cornerbacks high on the wish list.

THE BREAKDOWN

2016 finish: 2nd in AFC South (9-7)

STATISTICS

TOTAL OFFENSE: 358.0 (11th)

RUSHING: 136.7 (3rd)

PASSING: 221.3 (25th)

TOTAL DEFENSE: 357.5 (20th)

RUSHING: 88.3 (2nd)

PASSING: 269.2 (30th)

NEEDS, SHOPPING LIST

TOP THREE NEEDS

CORNERBACK

The Titans were a mix of slowing veterans and unproven youngsters at cornerback. Look for them to draft at least one, possibly more, depending on free agency.

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UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

A.J. Bouye, Houston (26 in August, $1.67M)

Trumaine Johnson, L.A. Rams (27, $13.95M)

Logan Ryan, New England (26, $693K)

Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo (27 in September, $3.02M)

Brandon Carr, Dallas (31 in May, $10M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/10 Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State, 6-0, 195, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

2/15 Teez Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 201, 4.50, 1 (underclassman)

3/21 Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, 6-1, 196, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

4/23 Sidney Jones, Washington, 6-0, 181, 4.49, 1 (underclassman)

5/34 Desmond King, Iowa, 5-11, 206, 4.53, 1-2

SAFETY

Other than rookie Kevin Byard, no one from last season's safety rotation should feel overly safe. Free agency and the draft are both options.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

Eric Berry, Kansas City (29 in December, $10.8M)

Barry Church, Dallas (29, $2.2M)

T.J. McDonald, L.A. Rams (26, $732K)

Chris Conte, Tampa Bay (28, $3M)

Quintin Demps, Houston (32 in June, $1.5M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht, Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/4 Malik Hooker, Ohio State, 6-2, 205, 4.47, 1 (underclassman)

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2/6 Jamal Adams (SS), LSU, 6-0, 211, 4.54, 1 (underclassman)

3/13 Jabrill Peppers (SS), Michigan, 6-0, 205, 4.52, 1 (underclassman)

4/43 Budda Baker, Washington, 5-10, 192, 4.52, 2 (underclassman)

5/55 Obi Melifonwu (SS), Connecticut, 6-4, 219, 4.58, 2

WIDE RECEIVER

Quarterback Marcus Mariota's complete return to health and success would be helped by a reliable No. 1 receiver, and the team would benefit if it found a kick returner in the process.

UFA TARGETS (Age, previous contract's average annual salary)

DeSean Jackson, Washington (31 in December, $6M)

Alshon Jeffery, Chicago (27, $14.6M)

Pierre Garcon, Washington (31 in August, $8.5M)

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland (28 in June, $1.67M)

Anquan Boldin, Detroit (37 in October, $2.75M)

Cordarrelle Patterson (KOR), Minnesota (26 in March, $1.8M)

DRAFT TARGETS (Rating pos/overall, Player, School, Ht., Wt., 40 time, Proj. Rd.)

1/8 Mike Williams, Clemson, 6-3, 225, 1 (underclassman)

2/16 Corey Davis, Western Michigan, 6-3, 213, 1

3/19 John Ross, Washington, 5-11, 190, 1 (underclassman)

4/37 Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, 5-11, 200, 1-2 (underclassman)

5/42 Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, 5-11, 175, 2

UFA KEEPERS

TE Anthony Fasano (33 in April, $2.625M)

ROSTER REVIEW

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DEPTH CHART

Starters and backups are listed according to their status at the end of the season, but players who were starters before being injured are included.

* Indicates player who ended 2016 season on reserve.

& Indicates player released since the Super Bowl.

QUARTERBACKS: Starter -- *Marcus Mariota. Backups -- Matt Cassel (UFA), Alex Tanney.

RUNNING BACKS: Starter -- DeMarco Murray. Backups -- Derrick Henry, FB Jalston Fowler, Antonio Andrews, David Fluellen.

TIGHT ENDS: Starters -- Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano (UFA). Backups -- Phillip Supernaw, Jace Amaro, Jerome Cunningham, Tim Semisch.

WIDE RECEIVERS: Starters -- Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe. Backups -- Kendall Wright (UFA), Harry Douglas, Tre McBride, Marc Mariani (UFA), Jonathan Krause, K.J. Maye.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- LT Taylor Lewan, LG Quinton Spain, C Ben Jones, RG Josh Kline, RT Jack Conklin. Backups -- C/G Brian Schwenke (UFA), G Sebastian Tretola, *G Chance Warmack (UFA), T Dennis Kelly, *T/G Byron Bell (UFA), T Tyler Marz, G Karim Barton.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Starters -- DLE DaQuan Jones, NT Al Woods, DRE Jurrell Casey. Backups -- *DE Karl Klug (UFA), DE Angelo Blackson, *DE Mehdi Abdesmad, NT Antwaun Woods, NT Austin Johnson.

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LINEBACKERS: Starters -- LOLB Derrick Morgan, LILB Wesley Woodyard, RILB Avery Williamson, ROLB Brian Orakpo. Backups -- ILB Sean Spence (UFA), ILB Nate Palmer (UFA), OLB David Bass (UFA), OLB Aaron Wallace, *OLB Kevin Dodd, ILB Justin Staples.

DEFENSIVE BACKS: Starters -- LCB Brice McCain, RCB Jason McCourty, SS Da'Norris Searcy, FS Kevin Byard. Backups -- CB LeShaun Sims, S Daimion Stafford (UFA), S Rashad Johnson (UFA), CB Valentino Blake (UFA), CB Kalan Reed, S Curtis Riley, CB D'Joun Smith.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K Ryan Succop, P Brett Kern, KOR/PR Marc Mariani (UFA), LS Beau Brinkley.

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