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Alterraun Verner is in the final year of his rookie contract, and there are no guarantees that he can be brought back at an affordable rate or that the team would want to do so. The Titans need someone who could possibly replace Verner, if necessary, and is capable of playing outside immediately.
When the Titans bring out their nickel defense, Verner is easily the team's best option for playing in the slot. However, when Verner is moved inside, there is no one on the roster capable of standing up to a challenge to replace him on the outside.
The team often opted to leave Verner outside and tried its hands with three players in the slot instead. Xavier Rhodes is a guy capable of filling all of the Titans' needs at the position.
Rhodes thrives in physical press coverage, something few college players can put on their resume. At times, his tackling technique is questionable, but Rhodes will make his living locking up boundary receivers with a balanced and strong jam followed up by enough speed to stick in their hip pocket. Just don't ask him to play in zone, because Rhodes shows tight movements when forced to pass receivers to a separate area. His game is somewhat scheme dependent, but expect Rhodes to be selected in the first 50 picks. - NFL.com.
Odds: 18 Percent