With training camp fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to showcase some of the UDFA’s that have a chance to make this roster.
The Tennessee Titans made a few investments at the offensive tackle position this offseason, none bigger than the drafting of North Dakota State’s Dillon Radunz in the second round. They also re-signed swing tackle Ty Sambrailo and added veteran Kendall Lamm in free agency.
Among the team’s undrafted free agents is BYU’s Chandon Herring.
Herring comes in at 6-foot-7 and 315 pounds. He has excellent size for the position. Herring brings some versatility with him. He’s a tackle on the surface, but also has experience lining up at left guard and right guard. He’s also played on both sides of the line, with starts at left and right tackle.
Herring attended Perry High School where he played both offense and defense. He totaled 30 tackles and one sack as a defensive lineman. He played the tackle position on offense. Herring left high school as a three-star prospect, and would go on to play in a whopping 49 games for the Cougars. This past season, Herring blocked for the eventual No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, quarterback Zach Wilson.
During draft prep, Herring put up some impressive numbers at BYU’s pro day, posting an elite 9.84 relative athletic score (RAS). His best numbers included a 5.05 in the 40, a 7.65 in the three-cone, and a 4.69 in the short shuttle.
Chandon Herring is a OG prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.84 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 19 out of 1141 OG from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/Tmlfdvchmi #RAS via @Mathbomb pic.twitter.com/SIrQXTiPki— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 6, 2021
Herring projects well as a developmental tackle prospect with the potential to stick on an NFL roster due to his ability to play multiple positions. Herring has some desired measurables for the position and he moves well for his size. His athletic profile fits what the Titans try to accomplish on offense in their zone based running scheme.
However, the team’s busy offseason at the tackle position could make it difficult for Herring to crack the 53-man roster. Taylor Lewan, Kendall Lamm and Dillon Radunz are guaranteed roster spots. You’d have to think that Ty Sambrailo is as well. That’s already four tackles. David Quessenberry, Paul Adams and Brandon Kemp are also battling for a spot.
If the Titans see Herring competing for a roster spot on the interior, he’d be battling for a spot with Daniel Munyer and/or Aaron Brewer. This would appear to be Herring’s best chance at cracking the roster, but we’re not sure the Titans view him as an interior player. We’ll find out more once training camp gets underway.
I ultimately believe Herring will have a chance to earn a spot on the practice squad. There’s some developmental upside here.