Much has been made of the Titans drafting an offensive lineman in the first round, for the first time in two decades. It was an interior pick, too. That hadn’t occurred with the Titans/Oilers franchise in three decades. But Alabama guard Chance Warmack was too good to pass with the No. 10 overall pick, especially with former Bills guard Andy Levitre already arriving via free agency. Coupled with veteran left tackle Michael Roos and right tackle David Stewart, a once-woeful offensive line has apparently been rebuilt in a hurry. Even the re-signing of veteran Fernando Velasco (before the draft) made the center slot secure, too. But when the Titans selected California's Brian Schwenke (Round 4) — the highest-rated center on the Titans' draft board — the conversation soon turned to when he would move into the starting slot, flanked by Levitre to the left and Warmack to the right. "It is a good place for an O-lineman right now," Schwenke said of being mentored by two Hall of Famers — head coach Mike Munchak and OL coach Bruce Matthews. "I couldn’t be happier where I am at and who I am with. With coach Munchak and coach Matthews, I have a chance here." Joining Warmack will help ease the transition from college to professional for both. After last season, they worked out together for three months in Los Angeles in preparation for the NFL combine and draft. Along the way came the natural bonding of friendship among two players who were about to embark on similar paths.
Rookie pair bolsters Titans' offensive line
Fox Sports Tennessee | May 18