Players lurking in the background that could develop
This is the collection of young players on the roster who have had their bright spots and have an argument to be on the field more right now.
However, the difference between this group and the group above is that the coaching staff has either been unwilling to give them that chance or they haven’t done enough to break through and become a clear starter at this point.
Dillon Radunz, OL
It doesn’t matter whether you put him at left tackle or left guard, he would instantly be an upgrade in 2022. There is no reason why Dennis Daley should be in a Tennessee Titans uniform again and Aaron Brewer needs to focus his efforts on getting bigger and playing center.
Kyle Philips, WR
One of the most exciting players in training camp and in Week 1, Philips has been hurt for the majority of the season despite missing almost no time in college. Once again, it is curious how Mike Vrabel can’t/doesn’t see that there might be an issue with what his training staff is doing.
Monty Rice, LB
Without getting too much into it, Rice came into the season recovering from a bad injury that he got late in the 2021 campaign. Right now Mike Vrabel is making him pay his dues, but it is clear that he has a lot of the same positive qualities that David Long Jr. had in the years when Mike Vrabel was making him ride the bench behind Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown.
Rashad Weaver, EDGE
Weaver has had more bend this season than in the past, but after he hurt his back early in the season he really hasn’t been as effective.
Malik Willis, QB
I think that it would be a smart move to keep Ryan Tannehill for another season because he is the Tennessee Titans’ best chance to win football games. However, there might be a bigger market for him than people realize:
Malik Willis had some good moments and some very bad moments, but he is a rookie and he has all the tools to be a very good starter. However, he is going to need a lot of reps and it is going to cost the team some wins, so keep that in mind.
Tre Avery, CB
After a very rocky start, Avery has looked great for a UDFA. He seems to have the speed and technique to play on the outside and even if he doesn’t start he can be a great backup at a very low-cost next season.