It’s officially summer break for the Tennessee Titans and the NFL. Minicamp is done, players and coaches are gone on vacation, and training camp is just one month away. Fans and media members have gotten their first look at players in the calendar year, and roster battles have finally begun to take shape.

In anticipation of training camp and the NFL preseason games on the horizon, here’s my way-too-early prediction fro the Tennessee Titans 53-man roster:

Quarterbacks – 3

Tennessee Titans quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill (17) and Logan Woodside (5) head on to the field to warm up at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Ryan Tannehill 

Logan Woodside 

Malik Willis 

All signs are pointing to the Titans carrying three quarterbacks on the active roster to start the season. Logan Woodside has convincingly been the second-best quarterback on the field every day, and his experience within the offense will come in handy in case of an emergency due to a Ryan Tannehill injury. 

Malik Willis needs a lot more time to develop, and because he can’t get placed on the practice squad without being available to other teams, it’s likely the Titans bite the bullet and make him QB3 to start the 2022 campaign. 

Running Backs – 4 

Oct 31, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) looks on in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Henry 

Hassan Haskins 

Dontrell Hilliard 

Trenton Cannon 

While rookie Hassan Haskins has been rather impressive during offseason practices, his role on the Titans as a rookie will likely be fairly limited. Derrick Henry seems to be fully healthy and ready to work, while Dontrell Hilliard provides a pass catching ability that makes the Titans more dynamic when Henry is off the field.  

I have Haskins as the RB3, with veterans Trenton Cannon and Jordan Wilkins vying for the final roster spot. 

Full Backs – 1 

Aug 13, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tennessee Titans fullback Tory Carter (44) walks off of the field after their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Tory Carter 

With Khari Blasingame moving to the Chicago Bears in the offseason, Tory Carter all but secured the fullback job for the Titans in 2022.

Wide Receivers – 7 

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Robert Woods (2) tosses the ball during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Robert Woods 

Treylon Burks 

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 

Kyle Philips 

Dez Fitzpatrick 

Josh Malone 

Reggie Roberson 

Wide receiver is certainly the position most up in the air for the 2022 Titans. It’s also probably the most exciting position battle we will see during training camp. Woods, Burks, Westbrook-Ikhine, and Philips are all locks to make the team, and the more things play out, Dez Fitzpatrick seems to be joining that group as well. 

The final two spots (assuming the Titans keep seven) remain up for grabs. 

As of now, I give the edge to Gallatin native Josh Malone, who was dazzling at times in practices, and UDFA Reggie Roberson, who could be deployed on kick return duties.  

Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman mentioned a few weeks ago that Mason Kinsey and Racey McMath would also be candidates to land punt/kick returner jobs, and those special teams decisions will likely determine the way this plays out. 

Tight Ends – 4 

Tennessee Titans tight end Austin Hooper (81) races up the field during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Austin Hooper 

Chig Okonkwo 

Geoff Swaim 

Tommy Hudson 

For the first time in a long time, tight end seems like a real position of strength for the Titans. Austin Hooper will be the starter, and fill a significant void that has been in the Titans offense.  

Swaim is an established vet that will be used in run blocking, and Chig Okonwko has showed he could be a breakout star in the vertical Titans passing game. Chig may even be the TE2. 

Hudson is the only logical choice to get the final spot. Despite injuries and a suspension, he’s still with the organization. That tells you all you need to know. There’s something they really like about his game. 

Offensive Line – 8 

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) celebrates their 34 to 3 win against the Miami Dolphins at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Taylor Lewan 

Aaron Brewer 

Ben Jones 

Nate Davis 

Dillon Radunz 

Jamarco Jones 

Nicholas Petit-Frere 

Corey Levin 

This feels pretty straight froward to me. Of the top seven on this list, six players will be competing for starting jobs on the offensive line, while the other is a highly skilled rookie drafted at the front of the third round. They’re all making the team.

Levin has everything you look for in a backup lineman. He’s positionally flexible and has experience in the system. He gets the last spot.

The real question here will be who winds up starting at LG and RT week one. As you may be able to see from the order above, I’ve got my money on Brewer and Radunz. 

Defensive Line – 5 

Jan 22, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (98) celebrates his sack with outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) and defensive end Denico Autry (96) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half during a AFC Divisional playoff football game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Jeffery Simmons 

Denico Autry 

Teaire Tart 

Naquan Jones 

DeMarcus Walker 

The only one that could be questionable of this bunch is Walker, who will be competing against Larrell Murchison, Kevin Strong, and Da’Shawn Hand for the final spot. 

I give the upper hand to Walker, who signed with the Titans in May, and has the most NFL success to date. His 10.5 sacks over the last three seasons prove he still has what it takes to make an impact at the NFL level. 

Outside Linebackers –

Jan 22, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry (58) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half during a AFC Divisional playoff football game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Harold Landry  

Bud Dupree  

Rashaad Weaver  

Ola Adeniyi 

The most straight forward position group on the roster. As long as there are no injuries during training camp, I don’t see this group budging. 

Inside Linebackers – 4 

Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long (51) leaves the field before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

David Long  

Zach Cunningham  

Monty Rice  

Chance Campbell 

Dylan Cole and Joe Jones are also possibilities for the final ILB spot. That said, Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel were over the moon when they drafted Chance Campbell out of Ole Miss in the 6th round of this year’s draft.  

He doesn’t have the pure speed of an NFL linebacker, but he is a big and physical linebacker that’s not afraid to make a hit and get dirty. His mentality fits right in with the Titans defensive philosophy and will help him make a difference in run stop defense. 

Cornerbacks –

Tennessee Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton (26) looks up to the crowd after their 23 to 21 win against the New Orleans Saints at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Caleb Farley 

Kristian Fulton 

Roger McCreary 

Elijah Molden 

Buster Skrine 

Greg Mabin 

Another position group I’m incredibly optimistic about ahead of the season. They are a young, tenacious, and athletic bunch that is motivated to make plays around the football. McCreary provides great versatility with his ability to line up just about anywhere, and Skrine’s veteran presence and leadership should carry over from his good play last year. 

I don’t see this unit changing as long as there are no injuries. Granted, that’s been a lot to ask for from this group of late. 

Safeties – 4 

Sep 19, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) returns to the locker room following pregame warmups against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Byard 

Amani Hooker 

A.J. Moore 

Theo Jackson 

Theo Jackson may have been a long shot to make the team when minicamp first started, but he’s quickly approaching “lock” territory for me.  

Similar to Malone, Jackson is a local product that has been really impressive during practice. The 6th round pick has size that allows him to match up well with tight ends in the slot and fill the hole Dane Cruikshank left behind on the defense.

Special Teams –

Tennessee Titans kicker Randy Bullock (14) kicks a field goal during the third quarter of an AFC divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Brett Kern, P

Randy Bullock, K

Morgan Cox, LS

The Titans will definitely bring in competition for kicker Randy Bullock, but barring a total disaster in training camp, his job is safe. He just got re-signed to a two-year deal this offseason.  

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