My Impressions - 05/16/14

Of the first day of Titans Rookie Camp:  First off, I want to start by saying I only got a chance to check the offensive guys.  So keep that in mind. 

Most eyes started on 1st round pick Taylor Lewan.  Mine too. He looked good to me in drills.  For a big man, he moves well.  He worked at both left and right tackle.  I was particularly impressed with his responses in the locker room after practice.  Lewan commented that he is happy the draft process is over.  And that he isn't happy about the fact that he was the 3rd tackle taken.  Taylor also mentioned being eager to play against the veterans, or as he described it, "the best of the best." 

But what impressed me most was when he said, "I haven't done anything yet.  I don't even have a permanent sign on my locker.  I'm ready to play ball and make this team." 

Something tells me he'll make the team...

Bishop Sankey also did some good things.  I liked his hands coming out of the backfield and catching passes.  He did seem to get called out by Running Backs Coach Sylvester Croom quite a bit though.  Perhaps that's because he will be counted on to contribute quicker than any other rookie. 

Sankey also seemed very thoughtful and composed when interviewed by the media for the first time.  I know he's done plenty of interviews during his playing career, but that first time as an NFL player can be intimidating.  Not in this case.

The other guy that I not only watched closely, but talked to is Antonio Andrews.  The former WKU running back struggled at times catching the ball.  He had a couple of drops.  But I've seen him in games, and the guy does it all.  Including catch passes.  He admitted that playing for the Titans has been his dream for years, and that he had opportunities to sign with other teams, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to play for the two-toned blue.  Don't count the Fort Campbell native out.  If the free agent can make a mark on special teams, he's got a good shot at making the team. Wouldn't that be a great story!  

We'll see how these guys progress in upcoming weeks.  For what it's worth, I'll let you know how I think they're coming along.  


 

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