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Titans Are Stockpiling Offensive Talent

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Zach Mettenberger has an opportunity to be a big part of the Titans franchise. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images.
Zach Mettenberger has an opportunity to be a big part of the Titans franchise. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images.

The NFL draft has come and gone and the Titans came away with a solid class of rookies who can contribute right away.  How much these players will contribute remains to be seen, but lets look at the class and see how they fit into the grand scheme in Tennessee.

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

The Titans had no choice but to go with the top player on the board after they lost out on both Eric Ebron and Anthony Barr.  Lewan might not play in 2014, but that is perfectly fine as the Titans have Michael Roos and Michael Oher on the roster.  Lewan can take a year to improve his game or he can beat out Oher for the right tackle spot.

Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington

The Titans get their workhorse running back in Sankey, and he will be everything the Titans want and more. Sankey will get a huge chunk of the carries in the backfield and will also have the opportunity to catch some short passes. He is easily a candidate for offensive rookie of the year.

Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

The Titans weren't expected to walk away with one of the top quarterbacks on the class, but they got a steal in Mettenberger. Mettenberger will rehab from his ACL injury with the Titans and should end up being the backup instead of Charlie Whitehurst. The Titans have some insurance if Jake Locker gets injured this season, but it should be fun to watch as Mettenberger was considered a top prospect before his knee and off-field issues.