Right now the Tennessee Titans are certainly doing their due diligence on the Pro Day circuit.
It seems like they have checked in with plenty of tight ends, quarterbacks, offensive linemen, and at least one top receiver.
What makes matters worse is that they are mixing and matching sending Mike Vrabel, Jon Robinson, Monti Ossenfort, Ryan Cowden, Todd Downing, Shane Bowen, and the list goes on and on.
So, with the first round completely muddled and the rest of the draft a mystery, it is worth noting that there is a local player that makes a lot of sense for the Tennessee Titans on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. Shockingly, the Titans sent someone to his Pro Day as well.
Future Tennessee Titans draft pick Cole Strange
The Strange draft prospect that they have been keeping their eye on is Cole Strange, an interior offensive lineman from Chattanooga. If that bio sounds familiar, it might be because one of Jon Robinson’s first late-round hits as GM of the Tennessee Titans was Corey Levin who was also an interior lineman from UTC.
Levin spent time with the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and the New York Jets, but he has spent the majority of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans. While Ben Jones is the starting center for the Titans, there is a possibility that Levin gets a chance to battle for the open left guard spot in camp this year.
Personally, I have never understood why Levin didn’t get more time with the starting offensive line because he has always been a very solid replacement player. Even if he doesn’t get a chance to start this season, he should make the roster as a backup interior offensive lineman who can snap if needed.
Since Robinson hit on Levin in the past and since the Titans need interior line help this season, it is interesting that the team sent an offensive line coach to work out Cole Strange at his Pro Day. Unlike Levin, it is doubtful that Strange will be there on Day 3.
If the Titans are able to land a talented wide receiver in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, it could open up the possibility for Strange to be their next selection in the third round. With his experience and athleticism, he could be like Nate Davis who wound up starting most of the season despite being a rookie from a small school (Charlotte).
Even if he doesn’t start in year one, the Titans may need to evaluate the center position this offseason depending on what Ben Jones wants to do, and the Titans have had a lot of success developing guys behind the scenes until they were ready to make an impact in their rookie contracts (Derrick Henry, David Long, Harold Landry, Kristian Fulton, Jonnu Smith, and Kevin Byard all come to mind).