Projected 53 Man Roster for the 2017 Tennessee Titans
By Luke Worsham
7. Delanie Walker: The NFL’s most complete and dominating TE not named Rob Gronkowski, Walker should be in line for another large workload in 2017. Coming off of consecutive Pro Bowl campaigns, the heart and soul of the Titans passing game will look to continue abusing linebackers and safeties in coverage.
8. Jonnu Smith (R): Interestingly enough, the comparison Smith drew the most during the pre-draft process was his new teammate, Walker. A complete TE with the ability to block in-line and be an effective receiver, the Titans third round pick will likely plug right into the void left by Anthony Fasano’s departure.
9. Phillip Supernaw: After years of being on the roster bubble, it seems a near certainty that Supernaw makes the final 53 in August. Recently signed to a contract extension, Mike Mularkey loves Supernaw for his versatility and effort. Expect his role on offense and special teams to stay exactly the same in 2017 as it was the year before.
10. Jace Amaro: Mularkey has never been afraid of carrying four TE’s on the roster, and a solid preseason from Amaro could prompt him to do the same when August rolls around. In the one game last season that he was truly featured, due to an injury that sidelined Walker, Amaro was a very solid pass-catcher and had multiple impressive connections with Marcus Mariota. His inability to serve as an in-line blocker, however, could be detrimental when it comes time for final cuts.