It appears that Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey would like to add another tight end or two. The Titans reportedly have already met with two tight end prospects so far -- Stanford's Austin Hooper and Cal's Stephen Anderson.
Hooper is the more highly touted prospect. It would likely take a third round pick to land him, but he's an interesting guy. He's a well rounded prospect that could be the next productive Stanford tight end to hit the NFL.
Anderson is a more clouded case. He's a late round guy that played a slot receiver role at Cal. He's 6-2, 230 pounds but can really move well. He showed off some surprising burst and explosion in the few games I got to see of him. It's unclear where his spot will be in the NFL, but there's definitely some ability there.
Here's a quick taste of Anderson. He's lacking in frame, but he's athletic enough to pull off things like this. He ran his forty in the high 4.5s and showed impressive explosion in the broad and vertical jumps.
It's hard to say where Anderson will be selected, but I'd guess he's a fifth or sixth round project for someone. He's either going to be a big receiver or an undersized tight end at the next level.
As for Hooper, he's a well rounded prospect that does a little bit of everything. He's not a great mover in space, but he can high point and box out. He's an average blocker that could stand to get a little stronger, but that will come with time. In a shallow class, Hooper could go as high as round two.
This development is interesting to me, seeing that most everyone thought that the Titans would be in on receivers. However, Robinson appears to be targeting tight ends over receivers to this point -- which makes some sense considering the signing of Rishard Matthews.
Delanie Walker isn't getting any younger, but still has plenty left in the tank. There isn't much behind him though. Craig Stevens is a blocking type while Anthony Fasano and Phillip Supernaw are simply depth. Adding another "move" tight end could give Marcus Mariota a boost in the red zone by offering another big body that can go get the football. Maybe even more than any rookie receiver could.