- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This week we count down the Tennessee Titans' top five bedrock players.
These are the team’s foundational pieces that general manager Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt can build around.
We’ll count down from fifth to first.
5) Right guard Chance Warmack.
Warmack was inconsistent in his first season, but the 10th overall pick in 2013 has the size, characteristics and desire that should make him a long-time staple on the offensive line.
He was a better run-blocker than pass-protector in his first season, but he’s the kind of guy who should make a big jump from Year 1 to Year 2.
He really wanted to be drafted by the Titans, as he’s from the Atlanta area and went to Alabama. Part of the lure was two Hall of Fame offensive linemen as coaches.
The charge of getting Warmack and 2013 draft classmate Brian Schwenke, the Titans center, falls on Ken Whisenhunt and a new offensive line coach. Bob Bostad had great success with big linemen at Wisconsin. In Tennessee, Bostad will be assisted by Mike Sullivan.
Based on the pick they spent on him, Warmack has to be a foundation piece of this franchise. I think he already qualifies as a top five guy, and thus he kicks off our list.