Tennessee Titans roster: 3 Young prospects this team must make room for

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player. 35. . . . Naquan Jones, defensive lineman.

Tennessee Titans have someone worth developing in Naquan Jones

Recently, one of the more trusted voices for Tennessee Titans content, ESPN’s Turron Davenport, in his 53-man roster projection, listed the following five guys as the prospects that he believes will make the team along the defensive line: Jeffery Simmons, Denico Autry, Teair Tart, Larrell Murchison, and Anthony Rush.

There’s nothing wrong with that list actually.  Simmons, Autry, and Tart’s additions are obvious. They’re locks. Murchison is a young guy who battled injuries in his first season that Tennessee isn’t willing to give up on yet. Rush’s spot on the team is debatable, but it makes sense. It’s not like he would downgrade the position by playing.

That brings us to someone like Naquan Jones. He’s a six-foot-four and 338-pound interior defensive lineman that can eat up blocks while his teammates make plays. He’s a load.

An undrafted rookie who cut his teeth with the Michigan State Spartans, Jones is a much better run defender than a pass rusher at this point, but Tennessee needs to use their imaginations to, at minimum, get this guy on the practice squad to allow him further time to develop. He could wind up being a game-wrecker with proper coaching.