5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Tennessee Titans’ 53-Man Roster

5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Titans' 53-Man Roster

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The Tennessee Titans finished one game outside the playoffs last season, but will be going through a lot of major changes this season. However, new head coach Ken Whisenhunt is the right man for the job. He and Titans GM Ruston Webster had a very successful 2014 NFL draft and will look to add to the roster with undrafted free agent signings. Here are five UDFAs who could make the final 53-man roster.

No. 5 LB/DE David Gilbert – Miami

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No. 5 LB/DE David Gilbert – Miami

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Gilbert is going to be a good NFL player within a few years. He is a talented player with a lot of upside, he just needs some good coaching along the way.

No. 4 C Gabe Ikard – Oklahoma

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No. 4 C Gabe Ikard – Oklahoma

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Although he lacks the physical skills necessary for a starting position on an NFL offensive line, his football IQ is off the charts. He is the type of player who deserves a chance with an NFL team, if only it is to see how well he adapts to the game.

No. 3 G Justin McCray – Central Florida

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No. 3 G Justin McCray – Central Florida

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McCray isn’t highly touted by scouts, but he finished 2013 as a member of the All-American Athletic Conference first team and did extremely well defending Blake Bortles at UCF last season. He has the ability to play multiple positions along the offensive line, so he could make the team based on his versatility.

No. 2 S Hakeem Smith – Louisville

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No. 2 S Hakeem Smith – Louisville

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Smith received all-conference honors every year he was with the Cardinals. He’s a good player, who just lacks some of the physical abilities to have success in the NFL. A player like Smith could benefit greatly from making the team and learning alongside safeties like Bernard Pollard and Michael Griffin.

No. 1 RB Antonio Andrews – Western Kentucky

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No. 1 RB Antonio Andrews – Western Kentucky

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Andrews may be a lock to make the Titans roster. Although Shonn Greene and Bishop Sankey should be the two splitting reps on the field, Andrews is an extremely talented player who should fight to be the third back. He holds the NCAA record for all-purpose yards over a two-year span and could be a long-term solution, along with Sankey, to the Chris Johnson departure.


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