Sep 11, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) between downs during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE

Worst case scenario: Tennessee Titans depth chart


 

 

So let’s just pretend for a while that every Tennessee Titan free agent leaves and Webster is unable to sign a starter in free agency.
Once again lets pretend the Titans do awful in the Draft and they get no potential starters at all.

So… who would the starters be?

I know, this is not going to happen, especially after how this staff drafted last year. I do this just to show how our actual roster looks like, taking into account just the players that are still under contract for 2012.

So for the season opener, our starters would be:

 

QB: Matt Hasselbeck / Jake Locker

Open competition between those two. We are in good shape at the quarterback position. There is no need to even draft or sign a backup this year.

RB: Chris Johnson

He will be the starter next season, no question. The Titans will give him plenty of opportunities to show he is back to CJ2K mode.

 

FB: Quinn Johnson

He is not as good as Ahmard Hall, but he is younger and did a pretty good job last season replacing him. Johnson is a solid blocker.

 

WR: Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, Damian Williams

This may be the best group of receivers in the Titans roster for a while, even though there is room for improvement.

 

TE: Craig Stevens, Jared Cook

Titans use a lot of two TE formations. Stevens has a new contract and he is a great blocker with above average hands. Cook is ready to have his breakout season after a strong finish last year. His athletic ability is insane for his size.

 

OL: Michael Roos (LT), LeRoy Harris (LG), Fernando Velasco ( C ), Eugene Amano (RG), David Stewart (RT)

Titans have one of the best pairs of tackles in the league in Roos and Stewart. If the interior line stays the same, expect same results from the running game. Amano should be moved to guard or released.

 

DL: Derrick Morgan (DE), Sen’Derrick Marks (DT), Jurrell Casey (DT), Karl Klug (DE)

I know, Klug is not a DE, but he may be a good experiment if the Titans are unable to sign a quality end. I like the interior of this D-Line and Morgan finished strong last year. Serious help is needed in pass rush department.

 

LB: Will Witherspoon (OLB), Colin McCarthy (MLB), Akeem Ayers (OLB)

I really like this group of young LBs. McCarthy has the potential to be Pro Bowler and Ayers will be a starter for many years to come in this league. Witherspoon is a solid contributor.

 

CB: Alterraun Verner, Jason McCourty, Tommie Campbell

Right now Verner and McCourty are an above average pair of corners. They both are very young and have huge potential. The nickelback position may be filled by Hawkins or Campbell.

 

FS: Robert Johnson

Here is where the problem starts, we have almost no safeties on the roster right now. Johnson is young and has seen limited action in his two year career.

 

SS: PUT YOUR NAME HERE

Again, we have no starters and no depth in the safety position right now. Lets just hope Babineaux sticks around.

 

With around $35 millions to spend there is a lot of room for improvement. I still feel we are in a good position for the next season, though.

What do you guys think? Feel free to leave comments on here or hit us up on our Facebook page or Twitter!

 

Tags: Akeem Ayers Alterraun Verner Chris Johnson Colin McCarthy Craig Stevens Damian Williams David Stewart Derrick Morgan Eugene Amano Fernando Velasco Jake Locker Jared Cook Json McCourty Jurrell Casey Karl Klug Kenny Britt Leroy Harris Matt Hasselbeck Michael Roos Nate Washington Quinn Johnson Robert Johnson Sen'Derrick Marks Tommie Campbell Will Witherspoon

  • JHawk103

    Titans need depth in the secondary and at DE.  The OL smells bad on run plays. Need to take out the garbage in the middle. 

  • albertogonzalez

     @JHawk103  Totally agree, clearly our top 3 needs are  DE, S, interior OL.
    Not sure in what order though. Depending on who stays.

  • JasonPeters

    Definitely calls attention to our relative lack of safety’s. I feel like in the end, we will franchise Griff and re-sign Babs. I wouldn’t be surprised if those were our opening day starters.

  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @JasonPeters That’s what I’m thinking too

  • albertogonzalez

     @jstitansized  @JasonPeters  suddenly Griffin is becoming our best option. Let’s wait for teams that are over the salary cap to release some players. Can’t wait for the start of free agency!