As the 2020 offseason comes to an end, the Titans have a lot of familiar faces returning on the offensive side of the ball. There are still multiple battles for roster spots that need to play themself out, but training camp has given a pretty good indication on what the Titans depth chart will look like entering the 2020 season.
In this projection, we will look at the offensive depth chart. Later this week, we’ll take a look at the Titans defensive depth chart.
Titans 2020 Depth Chart Projection: Offense
|Quarterback||Ryan Tannehill||Trevor Siemian||Logan Woodside|
|Wide Receiver||AJ Brown||Kalif Raymond||Krishawn Hogan|
|Wide Receiver||Corey Davis||Rashard Davis||Cody Hollister|
|Slot Wide Receiver||Adam Humphries||Cameron Batson||Mason Kinsey|
|Tight End||Jonnu Smith||Anthony Firkser||Geoff Swaim||MyCole Pruitt|
|Running Back||Derrick Henry||Darrynton Evans||Khari Blasingame||Jeremy McNichols|
|Left Tackle||Taylor Lewan||Ty Sambrailo||David Quessenberry|
|Left Guard||Roger Saffold||Daniel Munyer||Avery Gennesy|
|Center||Ben Jones||Zac Kerin|
|Right Guard||Nate Davis||Jamil Douglas|
|Right Tackle||Dennis Kelly||Isaiah Wilson|
This depth chart projection is before the Titans release their active roster for the 2020 season.
Siemian outduels Woodside for the backup quarterback position
Entering training camp, the backup quarterback job was Woodside’s to lose. Coaches have raved about his decision making and overall knowledge of the offense, but he hasn’t been able to translate that to the field. The Titans brought in Sieman to increase the competition for the backup quarterback position, and it appears as though he’s done enough to win that job.
It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that the Titans keep three quarterbacks on their active roster, but it appears that Woodside will join the Titans practice squad once again in 2020.
Mike Tanier Season Preview | Tennessee Titans made all the wrong moves in the 2020 offseason
Woodside might not have done enough to earn a spot on the Titans active roster, but he will still have a significant role in preparing the Titans offense every week. He won’t be the man leading the Titans offense on Sundays, but Woodside can still do his part. Confidence is key for Tannehill in 2020, and having Woodside as apart of this team will be beneficial for the Titans this season.
Titans wide receivers offer big-play potential
Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and Adam Humphries are the top three guys. Behind the Titans big-three wide receivers, the depth chart is loaded with speedsters who could make big plays for the Titans in 2020. Kalif Raymond was lightning in a bottle last season and will be the fourth wide receiver for the Titans. He’s extremely versatile and could line up outside or in the slot, depending on the game script.
The Titans depth chart after these four receivers is a bit shaky, but Davis has done enough during training camp to prove that he deserves a spot on the Titans active roster. Coaches and players have noticed the strides that he’s taken, and head coach Mike Vrabel named Davis one of the offseason performers of the year. The best part of Davis’s game is his speed and elusiveness. He’s seen work as the Titans punt returner during camp, and that added versatility should go a long way towards securing him a roster spot
Titans add playmakers to compliment Henry
There isn’t another running back in the NFL that can do what Henry does on a per-game basis. His huge frame allows him to take big hits and continually wear down defenses over the course of games. The one area of Henry’s game that leaves more to be desired is his presence in the passing game.
Henry has the ability to catch passes, but the Titans don’t need him to. They know what Henry is good at, and that’s a big reason why the drafted Darrynton Evans. Evans was the second-fastest running back at the 2019 Combine, and the Titans see him as the perfect compliment back to Henry.
Khari Blasingame has seen some carries at RB during training camp, but he’s only real playing time will come at full-back. Jeremy McNichols is the back that quickly climbed up the Titans depth chart. He has a similar style of game to Evans, and if the rookie can’t produce in his first season, McNichols could be asked to step in and fill that role.
The Titans depth chart is loaded with talent at TE
What makes the TE group really special for the Titans in 2020 in the diversity of skillsets that each player has. Jonnu Smith will be an almost everyday player for the Titans because of how good he is as both a blocker and receiver. Anthony Firkser will be the second TE in 12 personnel sets and has shown real improvement in the pass-catching department during training camp. Newly signed Geoff Swaim’s versatility is what pushed him ahead of MyCole Pruitt on the Titans depth chart. Pruitt is almost strictly a blocking tight end. Swaim excels at blocking as well but has also shown flashes in the passing game.
Offensive line is one of the Titans biggest strengths in 2020
The Titans offensive line has the potential to be one best in the NFL. Losing Jack Conklin was a big blow, but Dennis Kelly is a veteran and has shown that he’s more than capable of starting at tackle. Beside him will be Nate Davis, who is entering his second season with the Titans. He showed real potential in his rookie year, and will hopefully take another step in his second year.
The left side of the offensive line will be Taylor Lewan and Roger Saffold. These two showed great chemistry last season and should continue to open up holes for Henry. Ben Jones is entering his fifth season as the Titans starting center and has been a consistent pass blocker over the course of his career.
Behind the starters, the rookie Isaiah Wilson has a shot at overtaking Kelly for the right tackle position. If Wilson can prove that he’s capable of handling this role, Kelly has the versatility to play all over the offensive line to keep starters fresh. Ty Sambrailo is another versatile offensive lineman that the Titans brought in for added depth this offseason.