Tight End Easy To Project
The tight end position in a key one in the Tennessee Titans offense. It is an extension of the offensive line and plays a major role in how the team blocks in both the run game and in passing situations as well.
Projecting which players will be on the active roster on opening day seems to be an easy one.
The Titans are just days away from the start of training camp and so we project who will be on this roster.
There are currently six tight ends on the current roster entering training camp.
Delanie Walker is the star, and one of the top players at his position in the NFL, despite his age.
Jonnu Smith is the newest member of this group. The rookie third round pick is already being compared by some to Walker.
Phillip Supernaw has been a special teams player and has been both good and bad at times. He brings little to the passing game as a receiver but is a solid blocker.
Jace Amaro is a solid receiver, but limited blocker and has seen little important play during his Titans career.
Jerome Cunningham enters his second season with the Titans after signing him as a free agent in 2016, Cunningham is a big guy (6’3″ 253) and brings physicality to the position.
Tim Semisch is a massive physical specimen (6’8″ 275) who would add a mismatch to the position. He was signed during the off season after spending time on both the Dolphins and Chargers practice squads.
As of this article, we believe the Titans will keep four tight ends on the opening day roster.
Starting Tight End
Walker is the unquestioned leader of this group and the starter. He has a great relationship with Marcus Mariota and though his numbers dipped last season, he is a key contributor and safety blanket for Mariota.
Smith looked good as a rookie in mini-camp and is a solid projection, not to mention his third round draft status.
Supernaw and Amaro should each find themselves on the roster, though for different reasons and responsibilities to the team.
The only real competition in this group will come from Cunningham and Semisch who will battle for a place on the practice squad.
The size of Semisch makes him an intriguing prospect. He had that same size at both his previous stops and failed to stick with either.
Regardless, this battle will be a footnote to other positions.