Over at NFC North central, Kevin Seifert wrote a nice companion piece to his podcast on hidden needs for his teams.
Look beyond the obvious needs and a smart team is also lining up successors for holes that could arrive in a year. Fans are often surprised to see those picks.
So let’s look at spots we could see the AFC South address more for 2014 than 2013.
Nose tackle qualifies as a need now in my eyes, but starter-to-be Earl Mitchell is heading into a contract year.
Cornerback is a need now, but Vontae Davis can be a free agent after this season, which could recreate the need in a year.
Versatile safety Antoine Bethea is entering the final year of his deal.
The Colts could draft a running back who can contribute this year. Donald Brown isn’t a core guy and is in his final year.
Defensive tackle looks like it was addressed, but Sen'Derrick Marks only got a year deal and the only two guys who are forecast to do much that they’ll still have in 2014 are Tyson Alualu and Roy Miller.
Receiver Kenny Britt is in a contract year, and even if he finally gets it together, the Titans may want to pay him back for the headaches he’s caused by looking elsewhere.