New England’s first-round pick Devin McCourty is sure to get plenty of attention this summer from the 83 beat writers paid to cover the Patriots.
Flying under the radar well to the south is Devin’s brother Jason. The sixth-round Titans pick from the 2009 draft has been lining up as a starter at OTAs as a reward for a strong offseason.
Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil says not to read too much into the nod yet: “Right now it is a completely open position,” Cecil says.
The Titans have two experienced safeties and Cortland Finnegan at cornerback, but the other starting job is a huge question mark. McCourty, 2009 third-round pick Ryan Mouton, and veterans Rod Hood and Tye Hill all have a chance for the job.
We love the rest of the Titans roster and think they are Super Bowl dark horses. But they aren’t going to survive four games against the Colts and Texans unless McCourty — or someone else in that group — steps up.