The Tennessee Titans rookie minicamp is coming up at the end of this week, and there are a few things that Titans fans should keep an eye out for. Here are the top three things that you want to know this time next Monday.
With Dante Fowler out for the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jeff Heuerman out for the year for the Denver Broncos, it seems like injuries are very much a concern this May. With potentially the best draft class this franchise has had since they became the Titans, it is important that everyone comes out healthy on the other side.
Chemistry from Marcus Mariota
With many people curious whether his personality translates well to the NFL, it will be interesting to see how Mariota interacts with his supporting cast. Mariota won't be playing with all choir boys either, the first person he should become close with is rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham who has the potential to be a true #1 receiver in the NFL.
Even if he can get down a chemistry with his go-to target, players like Jeremiah Poutasi, Jalston Fowler, David Cobb, Tre McBride, and Andy Gallik all have a direct impact on how well Mariota can preform his job. If he can get all of those guys on his side, then not only will he prove to be the leader everyone has played with him says he is, but he will be much more confident heading into training camp with the veterans.
Clarity on the offensive line
I mentioned Poutasi earlier and he is a big piece of this draft class. The Tennessee Titans passed on several quality players to take the Utah tackle, and he will compete for a starting job immediately. Whether he is good or terrible, the Tennessee Titans need to know what they have with him. If he can't hack it, they still have time to add a decent right tackle in free agency. If he can, then they can focus more on developing him than worrying about the position.