With the 122nd pick, acquired as part of a trade with the Eagles, the Tennessee Titans select defensive back Marqueston Huff from Wyoming.
The Titans went into this draft looking for depth both offensively and defensively. Injuries have haunted the Titans in the past few years, so the depth in different positions seemed very important. The Titans have been more “sorry” than “safe” the past three seasons.
The Titans were interested in Marqueston Huff because of his versatility. Huff measures out to be right about 6-foot, 195 pounds. His draft stock rose for the fact he can play cornerback, safety, and can contribute on special teams. Also, he ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.49 seconds, which was one of the better times for a DB at his size. In his final season in Wyoming, he started all 12 games and finished second on the team with 127 tackles and two interceptions. Huff led (all) of Mountain West defensive backs in tackles; he finished with 30 more than any player. Huff’s tackling and speed are two of the biggest standouts to note.
Huff brings the type of speed and versatility the Titans have been lacking in the secondary. With the loss of CB Alterraun Verner, it opened a spot at the CB position where Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson are competing for the starting job. In a recent article by The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt says, "We've got some established guys at safety that will play. We've got some young guys who are competing at corner. So, we'll obviously give him an opportunity at corner with the idea that he can work some in at safety, too, and see where he becomes a better fit.” Huff can play cornerback, where he played his first three years at Wyoming or he can switch to safety, where he played his last year at Wyoming.
I expect Huff to jump in that competition throughout training camps. This guy seems to have a lot of heart and determination on the field.
In a recent article by the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Huff says, “I just love the game of football. No matter what the situation is, you are going to be able to see that. … I am a very loud guy. I bring energy. There is never going to be a dull moment with me." The hard work of Huff is going to be seen by the Titans staff that will result into a starting job on special teams then at CB.