Tennessee Titans: Recovering from Ruston Webster
By P. L. Colter
Ruston Webster selected Alabama guard Chance Warmack with the 10th overall pick of the 2013 draft, and since his arrival in Nashville, he has been viewed as not playing to his potential (or draft status).
So much so that Tennessee declined to pick up his player option for next season, essentially making this a do or die year for Warmack in a Titans uniform.
Warmack has no NFL accolades under his belt…no Pro Bowl selections, let alone All Pro considerations. He also did himself no favors this offseason.
Warmack recently blasted Tennessee’s former offensive line coach, as if to suggest that he alone was the reason for the guard’s inconsistencies.
In turn, he put the bullseye squarely on his back to turn in a Pro Bowl type season befitting a 10th overall pick, because Tennessee has a new offensive line coach this year.
If Warmack doesn’t, then he will be making that attempt elsewhere in 2017.
The same goes for wide receiver Justin Hunter, and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who were taken in the 2nd and 3rd round of that draft.
Both have failed to make a name for themselves with the numerous opportunities given to them the last few years, and both may be fighting for playing time this summer.
Webster’s 4th round pick, center Brian Schwenke, has now been reduced to a reserve role after the Titans brought in Ben Jones from Houston this offseason. Jones is slated to be the day one starter at center this season.
Another swing and miss for Webster and Company at the all important top the draft.
Next: Webster's 2014 draft