Thoughts on the Unofficial First Titans Depth Chart of 2020
Football season is creeping right the hell up on us, folks. We’re t-minus two days before the season starts. Without a preseason or accessible training camps, it just hasn’t felt the same. Like, I’m still sittin’ here wondering when they’re going to announce the Hall of Fame Game. But, we blinked and we’re here. And, because we’re here, we got Jim Wyatt out on the Twitter streets tossing along the first unofficial Tennessee Titans depth chart of the season.
Obviously, this isn’t anything set in stone. But, it’s interesting nonetheless.
Right off the bat, I’m looking at Jadeveon Clowney on top of the depth chart opposite Harold Landry at OLB. Clowney’s a guy the Titans can line up all over the place, but the thought of him and Landry bookending that incredible defensive line should be downright scary for opposing quarterbacks. I will say – I’m a little surprised to see him up that high that early, considering he’s yet to practice with the team or anything. But, you don’t get the big bucks like him if you don’t know what you’re doing. Plus, he had his most productive years while working with Mike Vrabel in Houston. I don’t think there’s too much cause for concern.
While we’re talking about the defense, I was surprised to see Jack Crawford grab one of the starting spots. Mose and I recently chatted about the promise Isaiah Mack showed in 2019, and how he was deserving of a run at that spot. In fairness, it might not be an indictment of Mack. It could just be that Crawford has impressed to this point. Either way, this unit should be one of the strengths of the team.
I absolutely love the depth at linebacker specifically with the inside spots going two deep – having Will Compton and David Long, Jr. backing up Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown. There is NFL elite potential in that group.
On offense, the glaring omission is rookie RT Isaiah Wilson, who just can’t seem to stay off the covid reserve list. If there was any question before, there isn’t now – that job belongs to Dennis Kelly, and in my estimation, it will for quite awhile. Austin Stanley even tweeted that Wilson is “off to a Chance Warmack-esque start to his NFL career.” Fucking yikes, bro.
The depth along the offensive line appears at least a tad concerning, but holy shit is this team LOADED at tight end. If you’re a regular, you already know that I love this group. At receiver, Cody Hollister just keeps hanging on (the team waived Cameron Batson, which I don’t love though it’s possible he ends up on the practice squad).
All in all, this is a loaded roster that should have Titans fans feeling pretty damn confident heading into the season. I think this is a team that should be considered among the favorites in the AFC.
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