Analysis: Taking a Look at First Depth Chart for TItans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans released their first "unofficial" depth chart on Monday, and it doesn't include any huge surprises. During training camp, the pecking order at certain positions is usually revealed by observing practice.

A few things stood out, however.

Five noteworthy tidbits about the depth chart, and some thoughts:


CB order:** Veteran Perrish Cox, signed to a three-year deal this offseason, is listed as the starting cornerback opposite Jason McCourty. Cox had an impressive offseason, and has been steady so far in training camp. Versatile defensive back Marqueston Huff is listed behind him. Coty Sensabaugh is listed as the No. 2 cornerback behind McCourty. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who missed the offseason while recovering from shoulder surgery, had a really good practice on Saturday at Nissan Stadium and was coming on. But he suffered an ankle injury on Saturday, and is expected to miss time, resulting in him sliding out of the competition for a bit. Undrafted rookie Cody Riggs is deep on the depth chart, but keep an eye on him. He's made plays and will get even more chances with Curtis Riley out of the mix (was waived injured on Monday with a fractured ankle).


Starting RT:** Taylor Lewan is locked in at left tackle, but the battle is under way between veteran Byron Bell and rookie Jeremiah Poutasi at right tackle. Bell, sidelined for a few days last week with a sore jaw, is listed as the starter at right tackle on the depth chart, and Poutasi is listed with the second-team group. Poutasi, who just turned 21 last week, is a work in progress. He's raw, and continues to work on his technique. But he could still catch Bell if he performs well in preseason games. Behind Lewan, Byron Stingily is listed as the No. 2 left tackle.

WR order: Veteran Harry Douglas is listed as a starter opposite Kendall Wright. Hakeem Nicks is listed as the No. 2 behind Douglas, and Justin Hunter is listed No. 2 behind Wright. Rookie Dorial Green-Beckham and Jacoby Ford are listed with the threes, while seventh-round draft pick Tre McBride is listed further down the pack. This an order that could certainly change during training camp, and in preseason games. Nicks has enjoyed a solid training camp, but the youngsters are on his heels and he'll have to perform well to hold some of them off.


LB depth:** Zach Brown and Avery Williamson have worked with the first group at inside linebacker all training camp, so it's no surprise they appear with the starters at inside linebacker on the initial depth chart. Veteran Wesley Woodyard is listed behind them, with the second-team opposite Zaviar Gooden. Behind starters Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo at outside linebacker, Kaelin Burnett and Jonathan Massaquoi are listed with the 2s, and draft pick Deiontrez Mount is listed with the third-team. But don't sleep on undrafted free agents Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and J.R. Tavai, who are buried on the depth chart on printed paper but have made plays on the grass.

Two TEs: Rather than list a base offense with three receivers, the Titans have two tight ends in the starting lineup. Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano are listed as the starters, with Craig Stevens and Jalston Fowler are listed with the second team. Fasano has really looked good in camp, and should provide a solid option for quarterback Marcus Mariota this fall.


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