50. Kevin Byard: A ballhawking centerfielder while at MTSU, Byard was never really given the chance to show his true abilities as a rookie. Though he was a starter and received a majority of the snaps, necessity forced him to have to play in the box as a strong safety. The addition of Johnathan Cyprien should allow him to play his natural position of free safety in 2017.
51. Johnathan Cyprien: The 33rd overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft had a bit of a breakout year for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, recording 96 tackles and earning Pro Football Focus’ highest run defense grade across all positions. As he did in Jacksonville, Cyprien will play strong safety for the Titans and see a lot of time near the line of scrimmage.
52. Da’Norris Searcy: As with Wesley Woodyard, Searcy was considered a candidate to be a casualty of the salary cap this offseason. He put the wondering to rest when he agreed to take a pay cut earlier in April. Searcy has experience at both safety positions and will again serve as a valuable rotation piece for Dick LeBeau.
53. Brynden Trawick: One of the most effective special teams players in the NFL, Trawick was signed by the Titans to help transform their dismal special teams unit. In Oakland last season, Trawick also saw the field as a backup safety when injury required him to play some snaps. His versatility and special teams prowess make him a lock for the final 53.