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Chance Warmack continues to improve.

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The Titans 2013 first round pick is taking the offseason seriously.

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This offseason Chance Warmack has been like a completely different person. Last year, Warmack was "conditioning" at Alabama as opposed to working out with the team, because of contract disputes. When he entered camp, there was no doubt he was a little heavy and he carried that weight with him all season.

Now, despite his weight he was an exceptional pulling guard that continually opened holes when on the move, but his feet looked sluggish and athletic rushers were a lot for him to handle. This offseason, Steve Watterson (Titans strength and conditioning coach) charged Warmack with getting leaner. Instead of slacking off at this point in the offseason, as some players do, Warmack is pushing through this dead period trying to get better:

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If he can continue to stay in shape, and build up his mobility then the Titans offensive line could be THE most athletic line in the NFL. Andy Levitre is a smooth technician, Brian Schwenke is one of the quickest centers in the league off the snap, Chance Warmack would be a deceptively nimble 300+ lb. guard, and Taylor Lewan is very athletic.

This would allow the Titans to replicate a zone blocking running scheme like the Houston Texans used with Arian Foster in his prime, or a man blocking scheme like the Titans used in Chris Johnson's prime. That would make it very hard for opposing DCs to scheme against, and it would give the Titans one more wrinkle in their offense.