In the first of our series, we’re going to look at the competition the Tennessee Titans will have at right guard in training camp.
One of the positional battles to keep an eye on during the Tennessee Titans’ training camp will be right guard. Granted, there aren’t too many battles to discuss, so this one deserves extra attention.
It’s clear the Titans aren’t messing around with their offensive line this offseason. The team parted ways with both of their guards from a year ago after poor offensive line play, which reared its ugly head particularly in the passing game, leading to Marcus Mariota getting sacked 42 times.
The addition of free-agent acquisition Rodger Saffold should stabilize things on the left side, but right guard still has a question mark heading into camp.
The Titans’ top options will lie in a pair of guards consisting of veteran Kevin Pamphile and 2019 third-round pick Nate Davis. Both will have the best shot at the starting right guard spot in the hopes that either can be an upgrade from last season.
While those two are what we’d consider options 1A and 1B, they aren’t the only ones. On the fringe, players like Aaron Stinnie, Jamil Douglas and even Corey Levin will push Pamphile and Davis in training camp; although we’d expect Levin to really compete for the starting center spot to at least some extent with last year’s starter, Ben Jones.
As far as positional competition goes, the more the merrier. More options just means a better chance of finding the right guy for the job.
Let’s take a look at the team’s top-two options in Pamphile and Davis, with rookie training camp set to start in less-than three weeks (hype!).