Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Addition of Hill increases Titans' options
By Paul Kuharsky
Is Tye Hill a magic solution for the Titans who have a hole at one of their starting cornerback spots? No.
But if you don’t have a clear-cut starter, the next thing you want is options. And the Titans have done well to supplement second-year corners Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty with veteran free agents Rod Hood and now Hill.
Hill’s agreed to a one-year deal with the Titans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
We have a scouting take on Hill here.
Based on that, the question now is how well Chuck Cecil, Marcus Robertson and Tim Hauck are able to coach Hill up to get him in position to be a contributor. But if they do great work with Mouton and McCourty, it may not turn out to matter much.
Some will now extrapolate that the Titans will definitely go defensive end in the first round of the draft. I think their total work in free agency leaves them in a spot where they do not have to address any one spot at No. 16.
But the pool of ends and their two moves at corner certainly leave them the room to go for a pass-rusher if one they love is there.