Nov 20, 2010; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns cornerback Aaron WIlliams (4) and safety Christian Scott (6) defend a pass intended for Florida Atlantic Owls wide receiver Lester Jean (3) during the third quarter at Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas beat Florida Atlantic 51-17. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans Undrafted Free Agent Signings: Who's New?

The 2012 NFL Draft is over and as always, teams are grabbing up the guys who didn’t get drafted. The Tennessee Titans have added a few new guys, as has every other team. They didn’t get any of the big names such as RB Chris Polk of Washington of QB Kellen Moore of Boise State, but here’s the list:

QB Nick Stephens, Tarleton State

RB Darryl Whiting, Fordham

WR Devin Aguilar, Washington

WR Chase Deadder, Sacramento State

WR LaQuinton Evans, Southern University

WR Derrick Woods, Cincinnati

TE Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt

TE/LS Beau Brinkley, Missouri

C William Vlachos, Alabama

G Chandler Burden, Kentucky

T George Bias, Stephen F. Austin

DT DaJohn Harris, Southern Cal

S Christian Scott, Texas

LB Alex Watkins, Alabama

CB Gary Wilburn, Connecticut

K Will Batson, North Alabama

Looks like the usual amounts of signees. As per usual, nothing to really expect from these guys. If there was one to keep an eye on, it’d be William Vlachos of Alabama.

Vlachos was a three-year starter for Alabama but is a bit undersized, being 6’0 and 300 lbs. Earlier in the offseason, had him rated as the 5th best center in the draft. Here’s a little tidbit about him:

  • Passing the “eye test” is going to be an issue for Vlachos as he is short and stocky
  • He doesn’t have great athleticism and isn’t very fluid
  • When in space, Vlachos will struggle to keep defenders in front of him
  • His lack of height helps him stay low and get leverage
  • He is able to snap the ball and get his hands up all in one motion
  • That motion allows him to routinely get his hands inside the defender
  • Vlachos is pesky and once he gets his hands on you it’s hard to disengage
  • He always gets inside hands and does a good job staying low
  • Vlachos has a natural bend
  • His quickness off the ball helps overcome his lack of strength and athleticism
  • He is a very good Velcro player
  • Vlachos looks to be a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme
  • He is going to move people off the line but can lock on, turn and seal
  • Faced top competition in SEC such has Nick Fairley and Drake Nevis.

None the less, 32 teams passed on him for seven rounds. He’s still worth keeping an eye on.


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