Tennessee Titans 2017 Undrafted Free Agents Tracker

Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown (97) against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown (97) against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The NFL Draft may be over, but it really isn’t with UDFA signings to go.

While the Tennessee Titans have finished drafting players, the draft process doesn’t stop with the conclusion of the actual event. As I write this article, hundreds of undrafted players are negotiating with teams, looking for the best fit for both the team and player.

Don’t take undrafted signings with a grain of salt. There are countless cases of players who signed as undrafted free agents and carved out long, successful careers in the NFL. In fact, here’s some food for thought about UDFAs:

With that said, let’s see which UDFAs the Titans have signed or will bring in for tryouts.

Deangelo Brown, DL, Louisville

Brown was Pro Football Focus’ sixth-best available UDFA, citing his ability to hold up double teams as a huge plus. They believe he can be a two-down player in a base defense. He has a legitimate chance to make the team, with Angelo Blackson not showing much in his first few seasons. If Brown can be a run-stuffer, he’ll have an impact on this team.

Roderick Henderson, NT, Alabama State

The Titans were previously linked to Henderson, so this one was a no-brainer. A mammoth nose tackle, Henderson occupies plenty of space in the middle of the defensive line. He’ll likely be competing with Brown for a roster spot, but if both players show out in camp, the Titans might have some interesting decisions on their hands. Sylvester Williams and Angelo Blackson need to perform well in training camp.

John Green, CB, UCONN

Draft darling Obi Melifonwu’s partner in crime in the UCONN secondary, Green is a wide receiver convert. In his three years as a cornerback, he started just six games but broke up 13 passes in his limited action.

KeVonn Mabon, WR, Ball State

Mabon played in parts of five seasons for the Cardinals, being granted an extra year of eligibility since he missed most of his sophomore season with injury. Mabon’s last three seasons all produced over 700 yards, and he scored 10 touchdowns during those seasons. At 6’2″, 215, he has decent size.

Steven Rhodes, DE, MTSU

Rhodes served five years in the United States Marine Corps, so he’s already 28 years old. He was decently productive throughout his college career and earned a Third Team All-Conference USA honor at MTSU.

Denzel Johnson, S, TCU

A bigger safety at 6’2″, 210, Johnson is cut of the same cloth as former Titans safety Daimion Stafford. Strictly a strong safety, Johnson picked off just one pass in his college career, but had a whopping 24.5 tackles for loss in his last seasons, once he became a starter.

Jonah Pirsig, OT, Minnesota

A 6’7″, 314 lbs. tackle, Pirsig has the prototypical size to carve out a role in the NFL. He’ll compete with Titans draftee Brad Seaton for a backup spot.

Bra’lon Cherry, WR, NC State

In the mold of fellow rookie Taywan Taylor at 5’11”, 191, Cherry wasn’t all that productive in college, but he does have punt and kick return value.

Ryan Melton, OT, Texas State

Melton BLAZED a 5.78 forty yard dash, but he’s an offensive tackle so it really doesn’t matter. Melton is just going to be a camp body.

Akeem Judd, RB, Ole Miss

Judd had a productive final season at Mississippi, and ended up averaging over five yards per carry in his two years of action and was productive in the passing game. Judd is already 24 years old, so he’s on the older side.

Kody Kohl, TE, Arizona State

Kohl will fight with Jace Amaro for a roster spot. If he shows to be an above average blocker, he might be able to make the practice squad as insurance for Phillip Supernaw.

Steven Moore, OT, California

Another offensive line body for camp. Long way to go for Moore, as there’s plenty of competition at his position.

Ethan Wood, P, Wyoming

Just another camp leg. Brett Kern is one of the best punters in the league.

Tyler Ferguson, QB, Western Kentucky

One of Taywan Taylor’s quarterbacks in college, Ferguson was a Penn State transfer. Some competition for Alex Tanney.

Giovanni Pascascio, WR, Louisville

I can’t find anything about this guy, except for the fact that he’s 6’3″ and 185 lbs.

Aaron Taylor, LB/S, Ball State

Another strong safety type, Taylor is a hybrid linebacker. He isn’t big enough to play linebacker in the NFL, but can run and cover and is better suited for safety.

Ja’Karri Thomas, LB, Vanderbilt

Zach Cunningham’s linebacking partner for seven games in college, Thomas replaced Nigel Bowden in the starting lineup due to a midseason injury in 2016. He recorded a career-high 59 total tackles, 31 solo stops, and 3.5 tackles for loss.