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|Titans CB Cortland Finnegan had 109 tackles last season and led the team with 16 passes defensed.|
"At some point he's got to get rid of that tag, 'seventh-round pick,'" Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said of the 24-year-old cornerback. "He's more than that. Everybody is so surprised when they say, 'seventh-round pick out of Samford.' But that didn't really matter once he walked in here. It didn't matter if he went to Ohio State or Samford. The surprises are over with him. "He's a good player in the league. It's not about proving people wrong now, it's about just continuing to get better as a player. He's the right kind of person. He's a player without real weakness. He's a good run-support player. He's a good blitzer. He's good in pass coverage -- he can play man, he can play zone. He's tough, he's smart, he's young. That's a lot to like right there."