3 under-the-radar players to keep an eye on Titans training camp

• The Titans found a potential replacement for David Long Jr.

• Analysts should be discussing Peter Skoronski more often

• A sophomore wide receiver is ready to make a leap

Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Peter Skoronski (77) runs a drill during an NFL football minicamp.
Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Peter Skoronski (77) runs a drill during an NFL football minicamp. / Mark Zaleski / The Tennessean / USA
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No. 2 Titans player to monitor in training camp: Peter Skoronski, OL

Can a first-round pick, one in the top 15, really fly under the radar? That seems to be the case with Peter Skoronski, the 11th overall selection in this year's draft. Maybe it's because Will Levis, the Titans' second-round pick, is seen as their potential quarterback of the future. Another thing that is probably making it difficult for Skoronski to stand out is that he's potentially making the transition to guard after lining up at left tackle at Northwestern.

A four-star recruit out of high school, Skoronski made 33 starts for the Wildcats and was one of the top offensive tackles during the draft process due to his footwork, overall technique, and physicality. However, he also possesses a flaw that makes him better suited to play guard in the NFL and that's his less-than-optimal arm length.

Although Skornoski dominated at the collegiate level, his arm length is ideal for the pros and he's much better suited to play guard. You could argue that the Titans should keep Skoronski on the edge, where he's previously excelled. But by switching him to guard, they're putting him in a position to succeed.

Even though drafting a guard early in the first round isn't a 'sexy move', will it matter where Skoronski was taken if he becomes a mainstay of the Titans' offensive trenches? By switching him to the interior from the get-go, they're speeding up his development and his transition is something worth keeping an eye on in training camp.