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Predicting the Impact of Every Tennessee Titans 2014 NFL Draft Pick

Predicting the Impact of Every Tennessee Titans 2014 NFL Draft Pick

Taylor Lewan Tennessee Titans
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The Tennessee Titans were one win away from a trip to the playoffs in 2013, but come into the 2014 season with questions all over the place. New head coach Ken Whisenhunt and GM Ruston Webster got the team on the right track with an overall positive 2014 NFL Draft. Here is a list of all the Titans’ draft picks followed by a prediction of their future impact with the team.

OT Taylor Lewan

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OT Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan Titans
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The Titans went with the safe pick at No. 11 and addressed a future need. Left tackle Michael Roos is one of the most expensive players on the Tennessee roster and is in the last year of his contract, so this should be a learning year for Lewan in which he takes over in 2015. He has a huge upside for the future.

RB Bishop Sankey

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RB Bishop Sankey

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Sankey might be the biggest steal of the 2014 NFL Draft. He’s a player that has been the go-to guy at Washington and even had a brief stint where he was in the discussion for the Heisman. This guy is built for the NFL and will have success with the newly rebuilt Titans’ offensive line. Personally, I believe he is one of the top three players who will have the most success after being picked in the second round.

DT DaQuan Jones

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DT DaQuan Jones

DaQuan Jones Titans
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Jones is a plug-and-play player who Tennessee could throw in for a few snaps a game who will run over offensive lineman on the way to the QB. I don’t believe he’ll ever be a superstar, but he could make his way into the starting lineup for a Titans’ team that will be hurting when it comes to pressuring the quarterback within two years.

FS Marqueston Huff

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FS Marqueston Huff

Marqueston Huff Titans
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Although he played safety in college, he’s built more like a cornerback. Huff is a talented athlete, but lacks some of the skills needed to be an immediate starter. Huff should be able to compete for an immediate backup position with the Titans and has the potential to work his way into a starting position later in the season. The loss of Alterraun Verner helps his potential greatly.

ILB Avery Williamson

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ILB Avery Williamson

Avery Williamson Titans
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Although he didn’t get a lot of recognition playing for Kentucky, Williamson is a player who could end up being very successful in the NFL. He’s a few years away from seeing a lot of playing time, but, at a team like Tennessee which needs depth at the position, he could earn valuable experience.

QB Zach Mettenberger

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QB Zach Mettenberger

Zac Mettenberger Titans
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Mettenberger would have been a top quarterback prospect if it wasn’t for his injury. However, I don’t believe he gets any playing time for the Titans any time soon. One of the steals of the 2014 NFL Draft, he’ll have time to develop under Ken Whisenhunt, who is a coach who excels in quarterback development. The future is bright for the former LSU QB.