More on DaQuan Jones

Watching DaQuan Jones, I wondered, is he more than just a big guy on the defensive line? If he was, how would I tell? Scouting college players is all about projection of player traits to the next level. I’m comfortable with uncertainty in this process; that’s what my post on Bishop Sankey a couple days […]


More on Bishop Sankey

Programming note: Back in the saddle, or at least I should be. Expect the normal semi-steady diet of posts. When I wrote up the Titans’ picks immediately after they were drafted, I was generally relying on what other people said about them before the draft that I recalled and what I’d seen before the draft. […]

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A brief guide to Ray Horton defensive fronts

One of the things I wrote about back in February when I did the positional analyses was new defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s front alignments. For those posts, I relied on a very small amount of 2013 Browns watching and more watching of the 2012 Cardinals. Since that time, I’ve watched some more of the 2013 […]


Titans play-calling by down and quarterback

No, I’m not posting more. In fact, I’m not providing much analysis. Instead, while I was running some Raiders and Broncos splits for my writing for Football Outsiders Almanac 2014, I went ahead and ran some Titans splits along the same lines. This is just simply play-calling, by quarterback, by down, and by quarter. The Jake Locker […]


Breaking down the Titans’ 2014 UDFA signings

Programming note: As you may have noticed, new content has been sparse here lately. I’m currently in the midst of Football Outsiders Almanac 2014 writing season, which is taking up all of the football-writing time that otherwise mostly gets devoted here. Posts will continue to be irregular until mid-late June, though I’ll try to chime in […]


Overviewing the Tennessee Titans’ 2014 draft

“A lot of what comes into play is really how much does football matter to them, how much does winning matter to them and will they do the things, when they’re in this building, to help us win. … In the end, it’s really how important football and winning are to them and will they […]


Recapping the Tennessee Titans’ 2014 draft picks

I hope to have a broad-scale overview post that looks at the draft more conceptually in a day or two, but in the interim here’s a basic overview of the players the Titans selected in the 2014 NFL draft. Links in player names are to the post I wrote when they were selected. Selection: 1st […]

Titans trade up to select QB Zach Mettenberger in 6th round

The Tennessee Titans traded up, giving up their seventh-round pick to move up eight spots in the sixth round. With that upgraded sixth rounder, the Titans took LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger. When I covered Mettenberger in the visitors post, I mentioned he could go anywhere from the late first round to going completely undrafted. He […]

Titans take ILB Avery Williamson in 5th round

With their fifth-round pick, 151st overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson. Williamson was a highly productive tackling machine for the Wildcats, totaling 237 tackles between 2012 and 2013. He has decent size at 6’1, 246 pounds, and projects best as a run-stopper. He was one of the […]

Titans select DB Marqueston Huff with second 4th round pick

With the fourth-round pick they acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, 122nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft, the Titans selected defensive back Marqueston Huff from Wyoming. Huff has good size for the position at 5’11, 196 pounds and showed pretty good speed, running a 4.47 at the Combine. He was a productive player for […]

Titans select DL DaQuan Jones in 4th round

With their own fourth-round pick, 112th overall, in the 2014 NFL draft, the Titans selected Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones. Jones’ most notable trait may be excellent size, measuring in at 6’3 3/4″, 322 pounds at the Combine. He played primarily as an 3-tech defensive tackle for the Nittany Lions. His early NFL role […]


Titans trade back, select RB Bishop Sankey in second round

The Titans began Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft by trading back, sending their own second-round pick, 42nd overall, to the Philadelphia Eagles for the Eagles’ second and fourth round picks, 54th and 122nd overall. It’s not the third round pick they were missing from the Justin Hunter trade, but this is a good […]


Taylor Lewan: View from the next day

After a night’s sleep on the Taylor Lewan pick, it is time for me to expand on the brief thoughts I put up on him when the Titans picked him. 1. This is not a pick for 2014, but that’s not a surprise. One of the few worthwhile things Ruston Webster said before the draft […]


Titans select OT Taylor Lewan with 11th pick

Well, I wasn’t expecting that one. With their own first-round pick, 11th overall, in the 2014 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans took Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. Offensive tackle was an obvious need position with David Stewart’s decline in 2013, but after they signed Michael Oher to a big-money free agent deal I thought the […]


My 2014 seven-round Titans mock

It’s draft day. By this point, I broken down what I think the Titans are likely to do on offense and on defense. I’ve written about their basic position needs in general. I broke down their reported visits and workouts, historically strong indicators of players they might target in the early rounds. As I have done […]