NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The offensive line should be among the strengths of the Tennessee Titans.
They’ve put major resources into it the last two years: A big contract for free-agent guard Andy Levitre, a first-round pick on right guard Chance Warmack, a fourth-round pick on center Brian Schwenke, another big contract for right tackle Michael Oher and a first-round pick on tackle Taylor Lewan.
Gone are two Hall of Fame offensive linemen who coached the line -- head coach Mike Munchak and line coach Bruce Matthews.
Under Ken Whisenhunt and his line coach, Bob Bostad, the Titans need to be a line-centered team.
After the Titans practiced in Flowery Branch, Georgia, against the Falcons, ESPN’s John Clayton said the Titans have the sort of offensive line the Falcons aspire to have.
ESPN.com’s resident scout Matt Williamson recently ranked the eight best and the eight worst lines.
The Titans weren’t in the top eight. I reached out to Williamson about Tennessee.
“I would have put them right outside the top eight, maybe even ninth,” Williamson said. “Warmack needs to show more, but I believe he will develop into a big-time OG. I think they are fine at OC [Schwenke] and LG [Levitre], but more or less average there. I don’t like Oher much at all, but who knows how long he will even be the starter. And Roos remains a strong, but not great, LT. I bet they would have been ninth with the overall, arrow going up.”