Grading Tennessee Titans newest roster additions ahead of NFL Draft

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Well, we’ve been wondering if the Tennessee Titans would announce any major roster moves ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft. There were times when we thought that they might, but admittedly, there were seemingly other times, more often than not, when it seemed as though they were done.

One week before the selection meeting, we all got an answer. It’s one that might make a ton of Titans fans happy.

Tennessee adds four players. All play on defense. Let’s take a look at who they added, share a few thoughts, and hand out a few grades.

Here’s a rundown of the newest Tennessee Titans.

Again, this is what some of you have been calling for, more talent on defense. Perhaps we should gather that Tennessee plans to load up on offense?

Woodrow Hamilton, defensive lineman

Woodrow Hamilton was an undrafted free agent that joined the Patriots in 2016. Since then, he’s spent time with the New Orleans, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers. He’s the least experienced of the bunch. He only has seven games and six career tackles, but this is a signing that provides depth and an infusion of youth. Grade: C-

Bruce Hector, defensive lineman

Bruce Hector is another of those well-traveled prospects that spent a ton of time in the 4-3 scheme. He doesn’t have a ton of experience, but he’s been satisfactory when given a chance.

He shouldn’t have any issues in figuring out the 3-4 scheme. Grade: C

B.J. Bello, linebacker

B.J. Bello has 33 career games on his NFL resume, but he’s a bit of a journeyman. Since entering the league in 2017, this young man has seen seven rosters and has spent some time on the field with four of them.

He’s played in both the 3-4 scheme and the 4-3. This is a solid pickup for the Titans regardless of how you look at it. Grade: C

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Chris Jones, defensive back

Chris Jones is probably the most well-known addition of this four-man bunch. He’s six-foot. He’s 200 pounds, and in 22 games (six as a starter), he’s tallied 41 total tackles and six pass deflections. Expect him to provide depth and, maybe, some much-needed help on special teams. Grade: B-