The Tennessee Titans open rookie mini-camp May 16th. That will be the first time the guys they drafted last weekend get on the field, and we should get an idea of how each of them will be used in the coming season.
Before we get any idea from the team where and how much these guys will be used, I have put together a ranking of impact in 2014. Put your list in the comments.
1. Washington RB Bishop Sankey (Round 2)
Here is what Ruston Webster said just today about Sankey on the radio:
On @BishopSankey: "We really needed someone that could play 1st, 2nd and 3rd down, and he can do that." Webster— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) May 14, 2014
They had to get someone to replace Chris Johnson. Sankey isn't going to be the dynamic runner CJ was early in his career, but he runs well and catch the ball out of the backfield. He will get a lot of touches next year.
2. Michigan OT Taylor Lewan (Round 1)
Right now it doesn't look like Lewan will be on the field much in 2014, but the 11th pick overall in the draft is going to play. Will it be because they deal Roos or he beats out Oher? I don't know, but I just have a gut feeling that they are going to find a way to get him on the field.
3. Kentucky LB Avery Williamson (Round 5)
Inside linebacker is wide open at this point. Williamson is a guy with good instincts that has a nose for the football. He has a real chance to win a starting job in camp.
4. Penn State DT DaQuan Jones (Round 4)
Jones has a chance to be in the rotation from day one. He is the big body they need to play the nose in a 3-4 look, and he is athletic enough that he can fit as a 4-3 DT as well. They got a good value on Jones in the 4th.
5. Wyoming DB Marqueston Huff (Round 4)
Huff is going to be a bit of a prject, and they have to decide if he is going to play corner or safety. The last guy they had (have) like that was/is Tommie Campbell. That hasn't worked out so well.
6. LSU QB Zach Mettenberger (Round 6)
Mettenberger isn't getting on the field early for this team. I like his chances to eventually become the starter here, but he is going to be the #3 when the season starts. The only way he sees significant action in 2014 is if Jake Locker is out for an extended period of time and the team is out of contention. Charlie Whitehurst would get any spot start or spot playing duty if Locker is out for a short period of time.