Biggest storyline No. 2
Positional battles: WR and DL
What the last preseason games is really about is hammering down the last of the positional battles and roster spots, and in this case that’s at the wide receiver position and on the defensive line.
It seems the first five receiver spots on the roster are set. From No. 1 to No. 5 you figure it’ll be Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, A.J. Brown, Tajae Sharpe and Darius Jennings.
If those five hold true and the Titans decide to carry six receievers, the last spot up for grabs is between Taywan Taylor and Kalif Raymond. Based on his usage, his stellar play as a returner and being pulled from preseason games before Taylor, Jennings looks to be secure in the No. 5 spot.
As far as the defensive line goes, the Titans are likely to keep five, but do have six solid candidates to make the roster in total. Last year, the Titans kept five.
By default, we’d consider these the five: Jurrell Casey, DaQuan Jones, Austin Johnson, Brent Urban and Matt Dickerson. The player who throws a wrench in making this an easy decision is UDFA and Chattanooga product, Isaiah Mack.
Mack has played well this preseason and deserves a spot on the roster, but that would mean the Titans either have to cut or trade one of the bottom rung defensive lineman listed above, or have to carry a sixth.
With how he’s played, I couldn’t imagine Mack getting cut, so expect to see him make the roster somehow.