The Titans continue to rebuild around their impressive young quarterback and will be looking to push the rest of the AFC South as the division grows in strength. A large draft class and impressive haul of picks within the top 100 mean some veterans are running on borrowed time.
Bishop Sankey RB
The 54th pick in the 2014 draft hasn’t lived up to expectations. His two seasons with the Titans have equated to a disappointing 199 carries for 762 yards and 3 touch downs combined with measly 32 receptions and one TD. With the addition of DeMarco Murry from the Eagles and the bruising second round pick Henry from Alabama, Sankey’s only chance of making the roster is to prove he can be productive on special teams and provide more variety on 3rd down than Dexter McCluster or Antonio Andrews. At 23 years of age, Sankey still has room to grow, but he needs to shine early and often in camp in order to stick around in the league.
Matt Cassel QB
The 34 year old is certainly no spring chicken and his recent performances haven’t exactly thrilled the spectator’s eyes. His 7 starts in Dallas resulted in an underwhelming 5 TDs and 7 interceptions. You could argue that starting the season with the Bills hampered his understanding of the Dallas playbook, but alarm bells should be ringing when a man is allowed to walk after one game. With Mettenburger’s release, Cassel’s chances of making the roster have improved, but he must beat out Alex Tanney or quickly adopt a mentoring role for Mariota if he wants to stick around. Look for the Titans to sign several other quarterbacks before the start of camp.
Justin Hunter WR
Another high draft pick made by the previous management that hasn’t met expectation. Hunter (pick 34 in 2013) has only managed 68 receptions in 3 seasons. The big bodied receiver showed a lot of promise when he left Tennessee as a potential red zone monster, but his touch down production has decreased each year. With Kendall Wright, Dorial Green-Beckham and Harry Douglas locked into the starting spots, it’s hard to imagine Hunter getting enough reps to prove he has got more to give.