I’ve been pondering depth in the AFC South, and thought as we await the start of training camps we should look at what position groups compose the deep end and which compose the shallow end on each roster.
Our last look is at Tennessee...
Deepest: A case could be made for wide receiver, considering the Titans have Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins. But with Britt’s health a concern, Wright untested and Williams and Hawkins still developing, I resist. So it’s quarterback. You need a franchise quarterback to win in the NFL, so having two may be oversold. But the Titans can win with veteran Matt Hasselbeck under center and they can win with second-year man Jake Locker. There aren’t a lot of teams with two legitimate QB options or a backup the caliber the Titans will have.
Thinnest: It’s the interior offensive line. Incumbent starting center Eugene Amano watched the team bring a parade of veteran centers through team headquarters during free agency, but come up empty. They have no great challengers to him, with Kevin Matthews at the top of the list. Leroy Harris is flipping sides to right guard and wasn’t great last season, either. The alternate option there is another unproven guy who was not drafted when he joined the team in 2008, Fernando Velasco.