Here is my roster prediction for the 2013 Tennessee Titans. Getting this team down to 53 players on a depth chart was both exhilarating and heart-breaking. I nearly lost my mind going from 58 to 53. That was the most difficult aspect and could go a myriad of different ways. Before everyone takes turns ripping the last 30 hours of my life apart, I would like to point out a few things.
Brian Schwenke could beat out Velasco, but I gave the veteran the benefit of the doubt. The loser of the camp battle should back-up the entire, interior offensive line. There really is no loser. Good luck to both and I'm happy either way.
It, figuratively, broke my heart to cut Marc Mariani. I gave the edge to Reynaud, because he can play receiver in a pinch and we are stacked at the position. I'm still pulling for Mega-Man and I pray that his leg is fully healed.
I would have loved to remove the Fullback position entirely to make room for Daimon Stafford or Chris Spencer. I'm assuming we will use a FB more this year and Munchak has been vocal about keeping one on the roster.
Without further ado, here is my Tennessee Titans 53 Man Depth Chart for 2013.
WR1 - Nate Washington, Kendall Wright, Kevin Walter
TE - Delanie Walker, Craig Stevens, Taylor Thompson
LT - Michael Roos, Mike Otto
LG - Andy Levitre, Brian Schwenke, Ron Turner
C - Fernando Velasco, Brian Schwenke, Ron Turner
RG - Chance Warmack, Brian Schwenke, Ron Turner
RT - David Stewart, Mike Otto, Byron Stingily
FB - Quinn Johnson
WR2 - Kenny Britt, Justin Hunter, Damian Williams
QB - Jake Locker, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rusty Smith
RB - Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, Darius Reynaud
LDE - Derrick Morgan, Lavar Edwards
LDT - Sammie Hill, Karl Klug
RDT - Jurrell Casey, Mike Martin
RDE - Kamerion Wimbley, Ropati Pitoitua, Keyunta Dawson
OLB1 - Akeem Ayers, Zaviar Gooden
MLB - Colin McCarthy, Moise Fokou, Tim Shaw
OLB2 - Zach Brown, Zaviar Gooden
LCB - Jason McCourty, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Coty Sensabaugh
SS - Benard Pollard, George Wilson
FS - Michael Griffin, Markelle Martin
RCB - Alterraun Verner, Tommie Campbell, Khalid Wooten
K - Rob Bironas, Brett Kern
P - Brett Kern, Rob Bironas
LS - Beau Brinkley
PR/KR - Darius Reynaud, Khalid Wooten
WR - Marc Mariani, Lavelle Hawkins, Michael Preston
TE - Brandon Barden
C\G - Eugene Amano, Chris Spencer, (Leroy Harris-Gone)
FB - Collin Mooney
RB - Jamie Harper, (Javon Ringer-Gone)
DE - Scott Solomon
DT - Zach Clayton, DaJohn Harris
OLB - Patrick Bailey
CB - (Ryan Mouton-Gone)
S - Robert Johnson, Al Afalava, Daimion Stafford
Let me know what you think in the comments section. I would love to hear any ideas for improvements.