Tennessee Titans: Undrafted Free Agent Signings

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Running back Akrum Wadley
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Running back Akrum Wadley /

The Tennessee Titans have followed up their four-player NFL Draft class by signing a bunch of undrafted free agents.

Now that the NFL Draft is over, the undrafted free agency process will likely be looked over. Yet every year there are undrafted free agent signings that end up making making the team and contributing. The Tennessee Titans realize that, having signed 21 rookies since the draft concluded.

Because the Titans only drafted four players within the actual draft, some of these undrafted free agents will have a better chance of making the team than signings from previous years.

Here are all of the undrafted free agent signings made by the Titans to this point, broken up by tiers.

High Chance of Making Team

Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa

It was a surprise that Wadley wasn’t drafted. Wadley ran for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and caught 64 balls for 668 yards and six touchdowns over his final two years. The Titans have two starters, but the third running back position is up in the air. Wadley is more talented than David Fluellen and Khalfani Muhammad and his skill set resembles Dion Lewis, making him a good insurance policy for the oft-injured Lewis.

Deontay Burnett, WR, USC

Burnett is shockingly thin and suffered in the pre-draft process due to a torn hamstring, but he was QB Sam Darnold’s favorite receiver last season. Operating mainly as a slot receiver, he put up an 86/1114/9 slash line last season. The year prior, he scored seven touchdowns. He’s got a chance to stick if Tajae Sharpe proves unable to overcome last year’s injury or Michael Campanaro doesn’t impress the coaches in practices.

Moderate Chance of Making Team

Damon Webb, S, Ohio State

Webb is reunited with former Ohio State defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs in Nashville. Webb took over as the starting free safety after the departure of Malik Hooker last season and picked off five passes, returning one for a touchdown, something he also did the previous season with his lone 2016 interception. If fifth round pick Dane Cruikshank is seen as a possible cornerback in addition to safety, Webb could push his way onto the roster if LeShaun Sims or Kalan Reed are deemed expendable.

Sharif Finch, EDGE, Temple

In addition to having an awesome football name, Finch is an intriguing prospect for a few reasons. He is the NCAA’s all-time leader in blocked punts with five totaled in his career. He also recorded 8.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in his final season after coming back from an injury that limited him to four games played in 2016. He will battle with Aaron Wallace, Kevin Dodd and Josh Carraway for the fourth EDGE spot on the depth chart.

Larry Rose III, RB, New Mexico State

Like Wadley, Rose is a running back who showcased impressive receiving ability out of the backfield throughout his collegiate career. Rose is built similarly to Wadley, but his trump card over the Iowa product is his production: Rose accumulated 5,715 yards from scrimmage and 42 touchdowns during his four years in college. He will battle Wadley directly for the third running back job.

J.T. Luper, WR, Central Oklahoma

Luper was a JUCO transfer in 2016 and burst onto the scene as a dynamic kick returner. He put it all together in his final season, leading Division II in receptions (110), receiving yardage (1,593) and yards per game (132.8), to go along with eight touchdowns. He’s built in the mold of T.Y. Hilton, but obviously he needs to be polished. He will compete primarily with Michael Campanaro.

Ethan Wolf, TE, Tennessee

The former Volunteer stays in-state and will have a chance to beat out Phillip Supernaw, assuming the Titans elect to keep four tight ends on the roster. Wolf is a two-way tight end and has good size and athletic ability.

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Rico Gafford, CB, Wyoming

Gafford is on the smaller spectrum for cornerbacks, but he makes up for it with blazing speed and ball-skills. A JUCO transfer, Gafford started all possible games over his two seasons at Wyoming. He picked off six passes, returning one for a touchdown, had 17 pass deflections and forced three fumbles. At his Pro Day, Gafford was unofficially timed at 4.26 and 4.23 in the forty yard dash. Pro Day times are always inflated, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Nico Falah, OL, USC

Falah’s versatility will earn him a long, hard look by the Titans coaches at minicamp. Falah came into college as a left tackle, spent time at guard and then became the Trojans’ full-time starter at center over his final two seasons. With the Titans a bit unsure about the interior of their offensive line, Falah could make a name for himself if no one else steps up.

Mike Ramsay, DL, Duke

The Titans seem to be content about their defensive line, but David King is on a one-year deal and a fifth defensive lineman is likely to make the team. Ramsay was a three-year starter at Duke and team captain last season, when he racked up 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss. At 6-2, 290 lbs, Ramsay can play as a 3-4 defensive end or kick inside in 4-3 looks.

Low Chance of Making Team

Devin Ross, WR, Colorado

Jordan Veasy, WR, California

Tejan Koroma, C, BYU

Elijah Nkansa, OT, Toledo

Joshua Kalu, DB, Nebraska

Aaron Stinnie, OL, JMU

Andrew Ankrah, JMU

Austin Barnard, P, SMU

Cameron Batson, WR, Texas Tech

Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State

Ryan McKinley, CB, Montana

Elijaah Goins, WR, Ohio State

Matt Dickerson, DE, UCLA

Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Colorado State

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