The Tennessee Titans have stocked their roster, and any additions from here forward are unlikely to be super-significant.
So let’s run through what looks to be the most competitive spots:
I think the four top outside guys will all see work and it could prove to be nice depth. But Morgan and Ayers are in contract years and Phillips and Wimbley are getting older.
Inside could be the biggest competion on the roster, both for the starting spots and the roster spots. Woodyard is a favorite to start, and it would be an ideal scenario if Brown won the other spot. But there are multiple scenarios that could pan out.
Roos has been a steady left tackle. While he remains an excellent pass blocker, he slipped in the run game last year and is heading into a contract year. Lewan is sure to replace him in 2015. Can the first-rounder force Roos to the right side or the bench? Or will Lewan win the right tackle job for his first year before a move, following the path Roos did? To do that, he’d have to displace Oher, who just joined the team as a free agent. Stingily will have to make the team if he's to stick, and he worked some at guard in minicamp to enhance his versatility.
The Titans are set with their top three in Wright, Washington and Hunter. Preston is a solid guy who made good of his chances, but he lacks speed. Mariani has been much more of a returner than receiver and missed the past two years hurt. Robiskie and the four undrafted guys could be battling with Preston and Mariani for forth and fifth slots. And those guys could vie for third next year when Washington's contract expires.
We don't yet know who's where in the three-man line. The Titans finished last year with nine linemen on the roster. Wimbley and Morgan have moved to linebacker. The other seven are back, and Woods and Jones have been added to get the total of veterans and draft picks back up to nine. It'd be an upset for one of those nine to lose out to someone else. But as a 3-4 now, the Titans likely go thinner on the line and heavier at linebacker. The competition for the final slots should be intense.
5) Kicker: Maikon Bonani, Travis Coons.
Two unproven guys will vie to replace Rob Bironas. Bonani showed an incredible leg last year in camp, but not great control. Coons was the Titans' choice of undrafted rookies.