When it comes to winning roster spots in the NFL, many teams believe that output trumps pedigree. Few teams have demonstrated this more than the Tennessee Titans.
Not all those UDFAs were originally signed by the Titans of course. But a number of them – including recent additions such as wide receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Aaron Brewer and and Teair Tart — did indeed begin their professional careers here.
According to data provided by two experts, the Titans’ original 53-man roster had a remarkable 23 undrafted free agents, the greatest total in the NFL at the time. Only the Saints and the New York Giants have more than 20 in the league.
When they open training camp July 27, the Titans will have another fresh batch of undrafted rookies. But which of them will wind up surviving the team’s final cuts for the 53-man roster?
Another way? Follow the money.
One way to estimate the talents of these lesser-known players is through the rankings of sites like NFL.com and The Athletic, which we did a couple months ago.
Teams are allotted only so much – specifically signing bonuses — to sign undrafted free agents.
So, it stands to reasons that teams offer the most money to the undrafted free agents they most covet – or the ones they believe are highest in demand.
Keeping that in mind, here are the five Titans undrafted free agents who will make the most guaranteed money – salary plus signing bonus – this year.
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