Training camp is a place to prove yourself. All over the league players are fighting for their football lives, sweating it out in training camps. With rosters currently at 90, cuts are looming. Ruston Webster, in my opinion, brought in his best draft class ever this offseason, but also brought in a number of guys who can compete for playing time as undrafted free agents. There are three players I have my eye on right now and I believe each has a decent shot at stealing a roster spot come September.
Cody Prewitt, Free Safety
If you watched the SEC over the past few seasons, Prewitt needs no introduction. He was one of the leaders of an Ole Miss defense that ranked near the top of the NCAA last year. Prewitt offers good size for the position, standing in at 6'2, 208 pounds. He's lacks some short area change of direction, but can handle the deep half of the field nicely. He was an enforcer at Ole Miss, which should carry over to the NFL game.
Prewitt's situation isn't ideal in regards to the Titans' safety situation. He's going to have to deal with Marqueston Huff and Daimion Stafford -- two young players that have shown some promise early on in their careers. Prewitt is going to have to convince the staff that he can contribute early on special teams in order to secure a position. His lack of man coverage ability could hurt his chances, however.
Quinton Spain, Offensive Guard
Depth on the offensive line was a massive issue last season. Injuries forced the Titans to start guys signed off of the street with regularity. You could tell that this was a point of emphasis for Ruston Webster this offseason. Webster brought in Spain after the draft, hoping to bolster the depth behind Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack. Spain is a big, powerful blocker that could turn into a starter down the road.
Spain's situation on the roster is actually favorable. If he shows any promise at all, he should beat out Fernando Velasco. The backup guard spots are wide open. Keep an eye on Josue Matias too.
Derrick Lott, Defensive End
The defensive line has an intriguing mix of youth against experience. Guys like Mike Martin and Ropati Pitoitua should be on the chopping block, in my eyes. DaQuan Jones has already been named the starter opposite of Jurrell Casey, leaving the rotational jobs up for grabs. Angelo Blackson figures to be safe along with Karl Klug. This leaves Al Woods, Pitoitua, Martin, and Derrick Lott to battle it out.
I think Lott has a decent shot here. The former Chattanooga Moc has struggled with injuries in the past, but when he's healthy, he's dominant. He formed a potent duo with teammate Davis Tull last season in the SoCon. Lott is a well rounded prospect and an ideal fit as a three technique. He could prove to be a cheaper option than some of the veterans currently ahead of him on the roster.