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Monday, February 17, 2014
On the Titans' ability to find cornerbacks

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If the Titans lose Alterraun Verner as a free agent, it shouldn’t set off a panic attack.

As much difficulty as the team has had solving personnel problems at quarterback and on the offensive line, at pass rusher and linebacker, it’s a franchise that’s shown a quality ability to scout, draft and develop cornerbacks.

ESPN.com Patriots reporter Mike Reiss pointed out the Titans' success in this department on Sunday.

Since major headache Pacman Jones was drafted sixth overall in 2005, the Titans have drafted nine cornerbacks.



Five of them are solid NFL players, two of them still have the jury out and two of them busted.

If the team had a similar record at more positions, they’d be in a lot better shape.

And if Verner leaves, which I suspect he will, fans should have a reasonable amount of hope the Titans will be able to replace him.

Ask yourself, were you upset when Finnegan left for St. Louis? Because it was his departure that created room and opportunity for Verner.