State of the Titans Roster: Offensive Tackle

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Line judge Rusty Baynes #59 separates David Stewart #76 of the Tennessee Titans and Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos as tempers flare near the end of their game at LP Field on September 25, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee won 17-14. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

We are currently working our way through the state of the Titans roster. Today we look at the tight ends. We previously looked at QB, RB, WR, and TE.

While the interior of the offensive line has been the subject of much scrutiny, the tackles are one of the strengths of this team. The Titans really knocked it out of the park when they drafted Michael Roos and David Stewart in the 2005 draft. The only problem is it doesn't look like they have found a quality tackle since.

Click through the jump for a more in-depth look at the tackles currently on the roster.

MICHAEL ROOS
Age:
29 (turns 30 in October)
Contract: Entering the fourth year of a six-year $43 million contract

Roos is one of the best left tackles in the NFL and should have quite a few more good years of football left in him.

DAVID STEWART
Age
: 29 (turns 30 in August)
Contract: Entering the 4th year of a six-year $38.9 million contract

And Big Country is one of the best right tackles in the NFL. Unlike Roos, Stewart has that a nasty streak that is evident when you watch him play. I still can't figure out why that hasn't rubbed off on any of the interior guys yet.

MIKE OTTO
Age:
28 (turns 29 in July)
Contract: Signed a two-year $3.2 million contract

Otto has done pretty well in spot duty, but he doesn't appear ready to be a full-time tackle in the NFL. If he was, he wouldn't have settled for a two- year $3.2 million deal.

TROY KROPOG
Age
: 25 (turns 26 in July)
Contract: On a seemingly eternal one-year deal

Kropog is a guy that gives them some versatility on the line- he can play inside or outside, but it appears that he is nothing more than a utility player.

BYRON STINGILY
Age: 23 (turns 24 in September)
Contract: Entering the second year of his four-year rookie deal

It is too early to tell what the Titans have in Stingily. He is another player that provides versatility, but that worries me that he is going to be another Kropog- jack of all trades but master of none.

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