Cincinnati Bengals: Possible Landing Spots for Andre Smith

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 21, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; The Tennessee Titans line up against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; The Tennessee Titans line up against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are on the rise. Wow, when was the last time we could say that? The Titans selected their franchise quarterback last year in Marcus Mariota, and also built up the rest of their team through the draft. Now, a year later, the Titans have the top pick in the draft.

They have a much improved team than they had the previous year and now they have a chance to get even better. Personally, I believe that Titans should trade the first pick overall. This would be the right decision because the Titan’s top need this offseason is an offensive tackle, but more importantly to further build the team.

In this years draft, the only logical choice for first overall is offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil from Ole Miss. While this selection would solidify the tackle, the Titans could choose to trade away the first pick in order to get more draft picks. By doing this, the Titans could get more productive players this year and could focus on the tackle position through free agency.

Insert Andre Smith; this situation would give the Titans the ability to get better quicker, and Smith would fit easily in Tennessee while becoming their best offensive lineman. The experience of Smith could also help mentor youngster Taylor Lewan. Instead of having virtually two young lineman to protect Mariota in Tunsil and Lewan, the right side would at least be solidified by Andre Smith.

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