Tennessee Titans supporters need not dwell excessively on the notion of selecting Joe Alt in the draft.

Tennessee Titans enthusiasts should heed an old saying as they approach the 2024 NFL Draft: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.”

Currently holding the 7th pick in the draft, the Titans are surrounded by speculation that four quarterbacks will be chosen before their turn.

With this scenario, Ran Carthon, the Titans’ decision-maker, could have the opportunity to select one of the top three non-quarterbacks in the draft class: Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, or Joe Alt. Each of these prospects is highly regarded and could serve as foundational pieces for the team’s future, coincidentally addressing the Titans’ needs.

In theory, the Titans should simply pick the best available player among these three at 7th. However, it’s not that straightforward.

Despite a productive offseason, the Titans still have roster gaps beyond tackle and receiver positions. Even if they secure a veteran free agent safety to complement Amani Hooker, they still require a starting linebacker and depth at EDGE and the defensive line.

This has led some to hope the Titans will trade down in the first round to accumulate more picks and address these gaps. If the trade offer is compelling, especially if it includes both first-round picks from a team like the Minnesota Vikings or a substantial deal from another team offering a player that fills a need, then the Titans should seriously consider it.

However, if the two prominent receivers are off the board, there’s a risk of being too eager to trade down for just a third-round pick. The rationale behind this notion is that the tackle class is deep, and a player nearly as promising as Joe Alt could be found with a pick in the middle of the first round.

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