Which Tennessee Titans players are on the hot seat
By Will Lomas
Which Tennessee Titans players were hurt by the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Tennessee Titans ended the draft with 9 picks, including two in the first round and two in the 3rd round. Generally, those picks are used on potential or likely starters. Which current Titans player should be most concerned about their roster spot?
Eric Weems WR/PR/KR/ST
How much do the Tennessee Titans really like Weems? We are about to find out.
On one hand, you could argue that Weems is a nice safety net as a return man who allows your draft picks (Adoree Jackson and Taywan Taylor) to focus on learning their respective positions.
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On the other hand, that explosive return ability was part of the reason that you drafted Jackson and Taylor. Are you really going to decrease the value of your own picks by not letting them show off their explosiveness?
I think there is a lot to be said for what Weems can do in the coverage game, and it could be down to he and Tre McBride for a spot on this team. If they kept one of those players and Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews, Taywan Taylor, Tajae Sharpe, and Harry Douglas that would be 6 receivers which is what they carried last year.
Brice McCain CB
McCain did his best work in the slot last year,but now the Tennessee Titans have two guys that would ideally play in the slot at different times. With Leshaun Sims locked in at the boundary CB spot, Adoree Jackson and Logan Ryan should alternate playing inside in the slot.
With that in mind, do they really need another slot CB? They are already going to be using a lot of roster spots on defenders who mainly play special teams. Is McCain going to be redundant in this defense?
Tim Lelito/Sebastian Tretola OG
The Tennessee Titans drafted two offensive linemen in the draft: Corey Levin and Brad Seaton. While Seaton looks like a swing tackle, Levin looks like a Russ Grimm-type guard prospect.
The metrics guru Jim Cobern believes that Levin has starter to Pro Bowl potential at guard, and I expect him to get a real chance to play there this season. If he impresses the Tennessee Titans staff, then they aren’t going to carry he, Tretola, Lelito, and Dennis Kelly as back up offensive linemen.
Last year they carried eight, and depending on whether Levin or Tretola can snap that could mean a three way battle for two positions.
Nate Palmer LB/ST
Palmer is a nice, versatile player that can save you a roster spot on game day. However, the Tennessee Titans went out and specifically targeted Jayon Brown and Daren Bates to play inside linebacker and special teams respectively.
While this wouldn’t be a death sentence by itself, rumor is that the Tennessee Titans are also considering moving Aaron Wallace to ILB as well. That would be tough to overcome because they really like Wallace.