#2. Tye Smith, CB
Tye Smith is a guy that just has the misfortune of playing a position on the Titans roster where the front office have consistently spent premium assets to get better ahead of him.
Since he originally signed with the Titans they have given $10+ AAV contracts to Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler, spent a first round pick on Adoree Jackson and spent a second round pick on Kristian Fulton.
Despite that, Smith has been a mainstay on the roster and has shown up when given the chance. Tennessee has used him heavily on special teams and when he has been asked to play cornerback he has been disruptive at the catch point for flashes.
Is he going to start for the Titans in an ideal world? No, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t valuable and Tennessee learned first-hand last year how important cornerback depth is. When their backs were against the wall they had to resort to signing a free agent coming in off the street to start later that week.
In fact, the Titans were using backups and in-season signings in the AFC Championship game against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. I think they would prefer not to have to do that this season.