3 Titans rookies who could steal a job in training camp

  • A concern at kicker
  • Tight end battle?
  • Just a matter of time before a controversy
Tennessee Titans, Josh Whyle
Tennessee Titans, Josh Whyle / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
2 of 3

2. Josh Whyle, TE

The starting tight end job solely belongs to Chigoziem Okonkwo, and many are predicting a breakout year from him in only his second season. Okonkwo should be a staple within this offense if it's going to improve at all in the passing attack.

But, behind him there are a lot of question marks. At the moment, veteran Trevon Wesco occupies the backup job. After spending three seasons with the Jets and last year with the Bears, Wesco signed with the Titans as a free agent this offseason.

Then, there is rookie Josh Whyle out of Cincinnati. Looking at Wesco, he's going to be mainly used as a blocker if anything, but Whyle could wind up being the team's no. 2 tight end when it is all said and done, mostly because of his pass-catching abilities.

The 6-foot-6 Whyle is a tall, athletic target who can high point a football well. But, he is also an underrated blocker, and that's a big reason why he could supplant Wesco as a do-it-all backup. He's not just a solid pass catcher, but he can put in the work in the run game and pass blocking as well.