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Eagles vs. Titans: Which Tennessee player would Philadelphia take?

Not a lot of thrilling options.

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A theme post the SB Nation NFL sites have been done in the past and will continue to do throughout this season is "Which [opposing team's] player would [your favorite team's] fans take?" With the Philadelphia Eagles set to take on the Tennessee Titans this week, it's time to familiarize yourself with their opponent's roster.


The Titans don't have any particularly exciting options on offense. Their best offensive player is arguably Michael Roos, but the Eagles are already set at tackle and he's 32 anyway. Taylor Lewan, Tennessee's first round pick, has seemed to impress despite falling in the 2014 NFL Draft due to attitude concerns.

Tight end Delanie Walker is having a good year and would seem to fit in Philadelphia's offense. Walker is heck of a run blocker and he's recorded 512 yards on 38 receptions this season. His 13.5 yards per reception ranks fifth best in the league among tight ends who have played at least 50% of their team's snaps. Walker does struggle with drops, however.

Bishop Sankey is an intriguing young talent at running back. Nate Washington and Kendall Wright could be upgrades over Riley Cooper. Andy Levitre could fill in at right guard for the Eagles.


Jurrell Casey is Tennessee's best defensive player. The 6-1, 305 pound defensive lineman leads the Titans with four sacks along with nine quarterback hits, 20 hurries, and 37 solo tackles. Fellow lineman Ropati Pitoitua has been productive for the Titans and has a cool name to boot. Outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been solid for the Titans as pass rusher but has struggled in run defense. Morgan was drafted three spots after the Eagles selected Brandon Graham in the 2010 NFL Draft.

In the secondary, Jason McCourty could be an upgrade at cornerback. I'm not sure Michael Griffin is much of a difference over Nate Allen.

So, there aren't a lot of slam dunk options, which shouldn't be a surprise because the Titans aren't a very good team. Who would you take for Philadelphia?


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