4. Nate Davis
The Titans’ 2019 third-round pick, Nate Davis, looked more than acceptable in a rotational role Week 4 against the Falcons. There were a few plays I’m sure he would like to have back, but he looked strong at the point of attack and was consistently powerful in the run game.
He out-snapped right guard Jamil Douglas 40 to 24, and in 17 pass protection snaps, Davis allowed zero sacks, hurries, or hits on Mariota. As expected, his rookie debut was good and bad at times, but he appeared to belong on an NFL field — more than some can say.
Long-rumored starter at right guard, Kevin Pamphile, returned to practice Wednesday, which muddies the waters for Davis starting in Week 5. You’ve got to think he showed enough in Week 4 to be given another serious look against the Bills.
I reached out to Paul Kuharsky to see if he had a pulse on the situation, though he would not confirm if Davis would start.
If Pamphile is healthy, I expect Vrabel to start him, as that’s been the plan all along. But Davis’ performance in Week 4 was impressive enough to give pause to that decision. One thing is for sure, though, Douglas’ days are numbered in Tennessee.