NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Training camp is nearly three weeks old, and one preseason game is in the books.
Some players are surging. A look at some of the top performers so far:
These four won't surprise you…
WR Kendall Wright:** He's been the most consistent receiver in practices. It's clear he already has good chemistry with Marcus Mariota.
QB Marcus Mariota: Has thrown 219 passes without an interception in 13 training camp practices. Yes, he threw a pick in Atlanta, but he's on the right track.
LT Taylor Lewan: The second-year pro was an enforcer in Atlanta, just like he's been during practices in training camp.
OLB Brian Orakpo: He's been quick off the edge, and impressive in practices. He hardly played in Atlanta as the team plans to ease him back in.
Four more veterans who've been solid…
TE Anthony Fasano: He's regularly made plays in practice, and he'll give the Titans another dependable target at the position opposite Delanie Walker.
S Da'Norris Searcy: He was physical in the box in the preseason opener, and he's been solid in practices as well. His pairing with fellow safety Michael Griffin should be a good one.
DL Jurrell Casey:** Here's another guy most probably expected to be on this list. He's a little sturdier than a year ago, and he's looked good in camp. He'll benefit from having upgraded talent around him.
WR Justin Hunter: He's trending up – those are the words from head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Hunter can't let up, though. He's battled inconsistencies in his first two NFL seasons.
Four youngsters gaining momentum…
DE Angelo Blackson: He's big, strong and athletic, and in Friday's game he opened some eyes when he destroyed a double-team from the Falcons.
LB Deointrez Mount: The sixth-round pick from Louisville is coming on, and he'll get even more chances with injuries to young linebackers Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and J.R. Tavai, who were performing well.
RB David Cobb: After a slow start to the offseason and training camp, Cobb is now picking up steam. He ran hard against the Falcons, and will get more chances moving forward.
DL DaQuan Jones: He's in his second year, so he still qualifies as a youngster. But the more the Titans see from Jones, the more they like him.