Expect a massive undrafted free agent class for the Tennessee Titans

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It is easy to get locked in on what the Tennessee Titans will do with their premium picks, but hitting on a few UDFAs is going to be crucial for 2023.

While talking about UDFAs might not seem important right now, there are going to be quality NFL starters that come from this UDFA class.

Take a look at the Tennessee Titans roster and you can see UDFAs sprinkled around the depth chart. Denico Autry, Ryan Stonehouse, Daniel Brunskill, Azeez Al-Shaair, Teair Tart, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Aaron Brewer, and Jack Gibbens were all UDFAs.

It isn’t just the Titans that are built around UDFAs. Last year, Kayla Burton pointed out why undrafted free agents matter so much:

Obviously, the hit rate isn’t going to be nearly as high as someone drafted on Day 1 or Day 2 of the draft. On the other hand, in undrafted free agency, you aren’t limited by a certain number of picks , it is a free-for-all where the only limiting factor is how much you are willing to spend and how many open roster spots you have.

If you want to find a silver lining with the Tennessee Titans only having six draft picks, it is that they will get to add another UDFA.

In fact, according to Over The Cap, the Titans should expect to add 23 UDFAs this year.

Tennessee Titans fans should remember these names

With information flying around a mile a minute, it can be easy to overlook smaller names. However, whether these are prospects who have taken local visits, players that the Titans gave attention to during their Pro Days, or people that they met with at the combine/all-star circuit, there are some names to remember when Saturday afternoon rolls around in just over a week.

Jacob Copeland WR, Maryland

Ed Lee WR, Rhode Island

Braxton Westfield WR, Carson Newman

Dakota Allen TE, EKU

Mitch Rossi TE, Ohio State

Gavin Schoenwald TE, Vanderbilt

Trevor Reid OT, Louisville

Tyler Beach OT, Wisconsin

Mark Evans iOL, Arkansas Pine Bluff

Darel Middleton DT, Bethel

Brodric Martin DT, WKU

Devonnsha Maxwell DT, UTC

Andrew Farmer EDGE, Lane

Ventrell Miller LB, Florida

Mohamoud Diabate LB, Utah

Mikel Jones LB, Syracuse

John Ford LB, UT-Martin

Maxwell Worship LB/S, Vanderbilt

Jeremy Lucien CB, Vanderbilt

Devon Matthews S, Indiana

Kendell Brooks S, Michigan State

To put in perspective just how many UDFAs the Tennessee Titans could sign, they could sign all 21 of those players and they would still have two open spots.

The draft is less than 10 days away and with every day that passes, it is more and more likely that Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and Kevin Byard won’t be traded. No trades mean no additional picks, which means that you should familiarize yourself with those names above.