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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Tennessee Titans

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tennessee Titans rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 13

They know their identity on offense. A heavy dose of Derrick Henry, play-action with Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown making defenses look silly with yards after the catch and offensive coordinator Arthur Smith scheming up explosive plays. Defensively, the Titans lost coordinator Dean Pees, but Jadeveon Clowney gives them a big boost up front. Tannehill is not going to be Joe Montana again, but his skill set fits the scheme well, and the Titans are good enough at other spots to withstand his likely regression.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 17

They will again be a team that pushes to get to 9-7, and if they get in the postseason they can get hot behind their running game. They do need to throw it better.

USA Today -- Rank: 5

Eleventh-hour addition of pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who had his most productive season under Mike Vrabel when both were in Houston, is quite a coup.

ESPN -- Rank: 16

Is Jadeveon Clowney enough to put the pass rush over the top?

Turron Davenport: Clowney gives Mike Vrabel a player who can be utilized anywhere along the defensive front seven. Tennessee needs Clowney's disruptive presence to create one-on-one matchups for players such as Harold Landry, Vic Beasley and Jeffery Simmons. The inability to consistently rush the passer came back to haunt the Titans last season. If Clowney doesn't make them better able to impact the quarterback, the Titans could end up at home again in January.

NFL.com -- Rank: 5

The Titans won the endless Jadeveon Clowney Sweepstakes, beating out a Saints team that deserves at least a participation trophy for its efforts in the pursuit of the former No. 1 overall pick. As for what Clowney brings to Nashville? Well, the healthy and motivated version can wreak havoc on a game plan with his ability to pressure the quarterback (he'll have help from Vic Beasley and Harold Landry on this front) and stuff up the run game. These were two areas of concern after Jurrell Casey was traded away, and the Clowney acquisition allows you to make a legitimate case for this defense reaching a higher level.

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