Just over a week from now the Tennessee Titans will begin training camp.
While the offense is expected to be even superior to last year's prolific attack, that doesn't mean there aren't areas with question marks.
One of those questions is at right tackle, where the Titans have done a little revamping after last year's Isaiah Wilson fiasco. Dennis Kelly, who was serviceable at the right tackle spot, was let go in the off-season, and the Titans appear to have a major battle going on to find a starter.
The obvious player they would like to win the job is second-round pick Dillon Radunz of North Dakota State. Radunz's final year of college football was limited due to Covid-19 restrictions that had him in just one game in 2020. Add to that the fact that he is attempting to jump from the FCS level to the NFL with only that limited work in 2020, and it is a tall order for him to win the job right away.
To hedge their bets and give themselves options if Radunz isn't quite ready by week one, the Titans brought back Ty Sambrailo, who filled for Taylor Lewan in on the left side before being injured himself, and signed Kendall Lamm as a free agent to compete for the spot as well.
Veteran David Quessenberry is also available, but he spent a good deal of last season on the left side, going in after both Lewan and Sambrailo were injured.
Last year's offensive line, patchwork though it was, still played well enough for Derrick Henry to turn in a 2,000-yard rushing season. They also protected Ryan Tannehill well enough that he threw for more than 3,800 yards.
With Lewan back at left tackle and the interior of the starting group in Ben Jones, Rodger Saffold and Nate Davis all back, right tackle appears – barring injuries – to be the only position on the line that will have to be settled in camp and preseason.
It is certainly a battle that bears watching even when nearly everything else on the offense appears to be settled and ready to roll.