Which Titans undrafted rookies have the best chance to make the team?

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents after the 2024 NFL Draft. Which of them have a chance to make the team?
Sep 16, 2023; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  Texas Tech Red Raiders offensive guard Cole Spencer (70) in the first half during the game against the Tarleton State Texans at Jones AT&T Stadium and Cody Campbell Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 16, 2023; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders offensive guard Cole Spencer (70) in the first half during the game against the Tarleton State Texans at Jones AT&T Stadium and Cody Campbell Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans general manager Ran Carthon agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents at the conclusion of the 2024 NFL Draft. All of them participated in rookie minicamp, and have further acclimated to their new surroundings during the early portion of OTA's. With mandatory minicamp around the corner, competition for roster spots is beginning to ramp up.

Last year, Carthon's first as GM, a total of five undrafted free agents were named to Tennessee's initial 53-man roster. They were Otis Reese IV, Matthew Jackson, Anthony Kendall, Caleb Murphy, and Kearis Jackson. Three more (Eric Garror, John Ojukwu, and T.K. McLendon Jr.) eventually earned promotions from the practice squad to the active roster.

It's clear that Tennessee is willing to provide UDFA's with a legitimate opportunity to impress throughout training camp and the preseason. This year's class is fairly sizable at 16 players. We've identified the prospects with the best opportunity to make the initial 53-man roster.

Cole Spencer, IOL, Texas Tech

The Titans didn't dish out massive signing bonuses to any undrafted free agent like many other teams did, but it was Texas Tech guard Cole Spencer that commanded their attention. Spencer signed a contract that contained a team-high $75,000 in guarantees. Follow the money, as they say.

Spencer put forth an extremely athletic performance at this year's inaugural Big 12 Pro Day. The big-bodied offensive lineman ran a 4.89 40, and leaped a 30 inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. Play strength was displayed via 30 reps on the bench press.

Spencer was eligible to attend Tennessee's local prospect day workout because he previously played at Western Kentucky. Titans offensive line coach Bill Callahan met directly with Spencer at its conclusion, per reports. It immediately made Red Raiders standout a potential target.

Spencer will compete for one of the final interior offensive line spots, though the path won't be straightforward. Peter Skoronski and Lloyd Cushenberry are the starters at left guard and center, and Saahdiq Charles, Daniel Brunskill, and Dillon Radunz are in contention at right guard. New head coach Brian Callahan routinely kept 10 offensive linemen with the Cincinnati Bengals, however. A heavy room would increase Spencer's chances.

Dillon Johnson, RB, Washington

Dillon Johnson was one of Tennessee's more prolific undrafted additions. After transferring from Mississippi State to Washington ahead of the 2023 season, Johnson maximized his new opportunity by rushing for 1,195 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was a key cog on an explosive Huskies offense that also had Rome Odunze, Michael Penix Jr., and a slew of others.

Johnson has terrific size at 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds. He's a rugged between-the-tackles runner that posted an extremely impressive 24 bench-press reps during his pre-draft workout. The athleticism scores leave some to be desired after Johnson ran a 4.68 40 and only leaped a 31.5 inch vertical.

Tony Pollard and Tyjae Spears are the unquestioned one-two punch in Tennessee's backfield. Johnson will compete for the third (and likely final) running back spot with several other hopefuls. Hassan Haskins and Julius Chestnut may enter camp as the favorites due to their experience on special teams. Two other undrafted free agents, Tennessee's Jabari Small, and Barton College's Jordan Terrell, are also present.

Robert Javier, CB, Towson

Towson cornerback Robert Javier may be the most athletic undrafted free agent the Titans signed. He possesses decent size at 5-foot-11 and 193 pounds. Javier displayed lower-body explosion at Towson's pro day by leaping a 38.5 inch vertical and 9-foot-4 broad jump. He also ran a 6.96 three-cone and 4.10 shuttle.

Javier was a ball magnet for Tigers defense, totaling 26 pass breakups and six interceptions across his final two seasons of college football. He was named Second Team All-CAA as a result, becoming the first Towson cornerback to earn that honor since former Titans cornerback Tye Smith did so in 2014. The biggest challenge for Javier will be proving he can cover NFL-caliber receivers after playing lower-level college ball.

The Titans have a clear top three at cornerback in L'Jarius Sneed, Chidobe Awuzie, and Roger McCreary. The Titans also drafted a fifth-round cornerback in Jarvis Brownlee Jr. Former first-round bust Caleb Farley is also on the roster, as is Tre Avery and Garror, who both played meaningful snaps last season. Javier will have to prove he has more upside than Avery and/or Garror if he hopes to make the roster.