Today two of the last Tennessee Titans rookies from the 2012 NFL Draft signed contracts with the team. Taylor Thompson and Scott Solomon both played defensive end in college and both will be joining the regular season as official Titans come August.
Thompson hales from Southern Methodist University and started 43 consecutive games during college. While attending SMU he managed to rack up 18 sacks and 139 tackles. Though he played end in college, he will make the transition to tight end in the NFL. This is something that is going to prove convenient for the Titans. To be able to move him around the line is really going to come in handy. Not to mention give him great experience at the professional level.
Scott Solomon on the other hand will stay at the defensive end position. Solomon was drafted in the seventh round by the Titans after they traded back into the draft by giving up a pick for next year. While at Rice Solomon took out the quarterback 24 times, which just so happens to tie the school mark for career high sacks.
How ironic is it that the only person drafted by the Tennessee Titans that doesn’t have a contract yet is their number one, wide receiver Kendall Wright. Many Titans fans were very confused as to why Tennessee went with a receiver in the first pick but their intentions were good, teach a rookie so that they always have a solid squad. However it does worry me a bit as to why he doesn’t have a contract yet, especially if the Titans were so excited to sign him right away as a first-rounder.
Hopefully Tennessee fans will have something to go off of within the next few days. The Titans have good receivers but another one wouldn’t hurt. Let’s see how the offseason program works out for Wright.