NASHVILLE – The Titans released their first 2022 Unofficial Depth Chart on Monday.
The word "Unofficial" is written in bold letters across the top, with the words, 'As of August 7, 2022' under it. Keep in mind the Titans aren't even two weeks into training camp, and they're over a month away from the regular season opener against the Giants on September 11 at Nissan Stadium.
So, yes, it's early.
On Thursday night, the team will play its first preseason game in Baltimore against the Ravens.
But, still, everyone loves taking a peek at the initial depth chart.
Here's a look at 20 things that caught my eye when I got my hands on it:
-The Titans listed an offense with a two-tight end set, with Austin Hooper and Geoff Swaim as the starters, and Chig Okonkwo and Tommy Hudson directly behind them on each side.
-The team listed two starting receivers on offense: Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine.
-Behind the top two receivers, rookies Treylon Burks and Kyle Philips are the back-ups on each side, with Racey McMath and Dez Fitzpatrick listed third at each spot followed by a bunch of others.
-A slash separates Aaron Brewer and Jamarco Jones for the starting spot at left guard, which means they're both listed as first team right now.
-A slash also separates Dillon Radunz and Nicholas Petit-Frere at right tackle, which means they're both listed as first teamers as well.
-Christian DiLauro is listed as Taylor Lewan's back-up at left tackle.
-Jordan Roos is listed as the back-up at right guard, behind Nate Davis.
-Corey Levin is the back-up center, behind veteran Ben Jones.
-Dontrell Hillard, Tory Carter (FB), Jordan Wilkins, Trenton Cannon, Hassan Haskins and Julius Chestnut are listed as Derrick Henry's back-ups, in that order, on the first depth chart.
-No surprise that Logan Woodside is listed as Ryan Tannehill's back-up at QB, ahead of Malik Willis.
-With the two-tight end set on the depth chart, a starting fullback wasn't listed, but again, Carter is listed early among the running backs. Carter is the only fullback currently on the roster.
-Rashad Weaver and Ola Adeniyi are listed as the back-up outside linebackers behind starters Bud Dupree and Harold Landry III, with Justin Lawler and David Anenih further down on the depth chart.
-Kristian Fulton is listed as a starter at one of the cornerback spots, but a slash separates Caleb Farley and Roger McCreary at the starting cornerback spot opposite Fulton.
-The depth chart on defense includes a 3-4 look, with four defensive backs (2 CBs, 2 Safeties), so a nickel corner isn't listed. Elijah Molden is listed behind Fulton, with Chris Jackson behind him. Greg Mabin is the next cornerback listed on the Farley/McCreary side.
-A.J. Moore and Theo Jackson are listed as Kevin Byard and Amani Hooker's back-ups at the safety position, ahead of Joshua Kalu and Michael Griffin II.
-DeMarcus Walker is starter Denico Autry's back-up at defensive end, with Da'Shawn Hand and Larrell Murchison deeper on the depth chart.
-Kevin Strong is listed as No.2 behind Jeffery Simmons at defensive tackle.
-Teair Tart is listed ahead of Naquan Jones, Jayden Peevy and Haskell Garrett at nose tackle.
-Kyle Philips is listed as No.1 on the dept chart at punt returner, ahead of Mason Kinsey and Reggie Roberson Jr.
-Dontrell Hilliard is listed at No.1 on the depth chart at kick returner, ahead of Trenton Cannon and Kinsey.