The Tennessee Titans completed their mandatory minicamp this week. The three-day event featured two practices open to the media on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then the Titans wrapped up Day 3 with meetings and workouts.
In case you missed the happenings of either open practice, you can check out our biggest takeaways from each day here and here.
With mandatory minicamp in the books, the Titans will now get some time off before a crucial training camp that will determine who wins starting position battles and who grabs the final spots on the 53-man roster.
Head coach Mike Vrabel revealed during the week that Tennessee’s players will report to training camp on July 26.
While showing out in minicamp is all well and good, coaches will tell you that the real evaluations begin when the pads come on in training camp.
That said, we’ll still take a crack at a Titans 53-man roster projection, which will partly be based on what we saw at mandatory minicamp. Here’s what we came up with (an asterisk indicates a new addition from our last projection):
We still believe Malone is a longshot to make the roster, but if we’re basing this projection on at least some of what we saw at mandatory minicamp, he deserves a spot.
Malone was among the biggest standouts at minicamp, and his showing comes at a wide-open position for Tennessee.
Josh Malone, who’s had a strong offseason, made a helluva catch in tight coverage in the back corner of the end zone in 7on7 work. Former Vol got the best of CB Greg Mabin and did some chirping afterward. #Titans
— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) June 15, 2022
We originally had Racey McMath here, but after not hearing much about him at minicamp, we’re giving the edge to Malone — that is, if Tennessee carries a seventh receiver.
Hudson remains our favorite to grab the fourth and final spot at tight end, but he suffered an unspecified leg injury and was carted off from the practice field during OTAs.
Walker was a late addition in free agency after the 2022 NFL draft and he could be the one who ends Larrell Murchison’s tenure in Nashville.
His experience and versatility (he can play along the inside and out along the defensive line, as well as stand up at outside linebacker) will help his cause.
We’re giving him the edge for now, but this spot is very much up for grabs and it wouldn’t surprise us at all to see Murchison make the cut over him.
Running back: 4
Wide receiver: 7
Tight end: 4
Offensive line: 8
Defensive line: 5
Outside linebacker: 4
Inside linebacker: 4