Now that the 2016 NFL Draft is over, it is time to look at the third phase of free agency: the cuts.
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While it is impossible now to determine who will shine during the offseason, there are some players that just don’t make sense on rosters if everything goes according to plan. That inspired Gregg Rosenthal to write this piece for NFL.com.
In it, he lists 20 players who could potentially be off of their current teams based off of their recent drafts. While there are a lot of good names on this list, there are two that I really like for the Tennessee Titans and wish they could sign.
Defensively, I could really see a player like Alterraun Verner being a nice addition to this team.
Right now, the Titans have a lot of interesting pieces at cornerback right now they have:
1. Jason McCourty
2. Perrish Cox
3. Brice McCain
4. Blidi Wreh-Wilson
5. Cody Riggs
And that is without including the talented draft picks of LeShaun Sims and Kalan Reed. Both of which need some time, but could become good starters based on their skills and their college production.
However, like I said both of those players could take a year to develop so they aren’t the immediate answer. While I like Riggs, both he and Wreh-Wilson weren’t deemed quality starters last year with this team and I don’t see that changing now.
Verner on the other hand has shown (here in fact) that he can be an exceptional cornerback in the right scheme. I would like to see him come back here in a blitz heavy defense where he can keep his eye on the quarterback and then when the pressure is on he can jump a route and make life very difficult for receivers.
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He failed in Tampa Bay because that defense was just so bad at putting pressure on the quarterback than no cornerback could have thrived there. Even Darrelle Revis had a nondescript year there by all accounts.
Verner could be a bridge cornerback while the other guys grow and develop into NFL starters. He also has the frame and ability to play inside if the Titans feel like they have the outside covered.
Worst case scenario, he is a very intelligent cornerback who is a high character guy and who loves it here. If this regime would have paid him then he could be one of the faces going up on the side of the stadium. Instead, they decided to let him walk and ever since they have struggled at the cornerback position.