I did the offense yesterday, so now it's time to see what an ideal draft would be for the Titans' defense.
The defensive side of the ball is where the Titans have spent most of their attention this offseason, resigning Rod Hood and adding Jason Babin, Tye Hill, and Will Witherspoon. It's also where they're expected to spend their first round pick; per the odds, it's 12/5 the 16th pick in the first round is used on an offensive player and 1/3 for the defensive side of the ball.
Despite the additions, a defense-oriented draft also offers significantly more options. Witherspoon removes linebacker from the list of immediate needs, but aside from maybe OLB there's not a single position on defense where this year's 1st round pick shouldn't be expected to start in 2011, if not this season. And, much like on offense, it's a sort of interlocking puzzle, with the first round pick affecting the 3rd round picks, which in turn affect the later picks, and so on. So, what to do?