The Titans added to their draft class by signing 15 undrafted free agents. The full list of signees is:
C Kenneth Alfred - Washington State; RB LeGarrette Blount - Oregon; TE Gerald Harris - Mississippi; T Nick Howell - USC; RB Stafon Johnson - USC; DT Joe Joseph - Miami; LB Jacob Lewko - Pennsylvania; RB Dominique Lindsay - East Carolina; G John Malecki -Pittsburgh; C Kevin Matthews - Texas A&M; WR Mico McSwain - North Alabama; TE Steve Pfahler - Montana; FB Willie Rose - Florida Atlantic; WR Bobby Sewall - Brown; LB Patrick Trahan - Mississippi
Obviously, most of these guys have a very limited shot of making the roster, as the Titans the past few years have been about the hardest team to make as an undrafted free agent. The most obvious candidates from the above list are the guys at the position where the Titans are weakest, running back, so that means Pac-10 backs Blount and Johnson. A bit of an interesting pair, as both sat out most of last season.
For more, I thought I'd peruse the draft guides I have for more nuggets of info about these players:
As a result of this weekend's trade of LenDale White to the Seattle Seahawks, the Tennessee Titans are faced with an interesting situation at the running back position.
Of course, all-world runner Chris Johnson will continue to serve as the Titans' primary ball-carrier but behind him is where things get a bit intriguing.
Outside of CJ, the rest of the Tennessee Titans' running backs have combined to run for only 286 yards in the NFL. The paltry amount of yardage comes from two sources: second-year running back Javon Ringer and journeyman Alvin Pearman.
With their own pick in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, 222nd overall, the Tennessee Titans selected Montana wideout Marc Mariani.
Mariani was a tremendously productive receiver for the Grizzlies as a junior and senior, catching 69 catches for 1308 yards and then 81 yards for 1495 and 13 touchdowns as a senior as the Grizzlies made it to the FCS (I-AA) championship game before losing to Villanova. At Montana, Mariani was a teammate of Jeff Fisher's son Brandon.
Mariani was not invited to the Combine, but apparently had a good workout at Montana's pro day, running a 4.48 and 4.49 in the 40. One scouting report considers him the FCS version of Texas wideout Jordan Shipley, a possession receiver who also returned punts and put up good numbers but may be best suited on the slot at the NFL level. Or, rather, he lacks NFL athleticism and won't be able to get open against non-Big Sky defenders.
But, hey, it's a 7th round pick and they pretty much all do nothing.