While we're barely into training camp, a few players have made those around them take notice, while others have taken a step back for various reasons.
It's optimism season again in the NFL, and for a team filled with so much change, the news throughout the offseason has been staggeringly positive.
The Titans have done a fine job creating competition at several positions on the team and created very specific roles for a number of the newcomers and returning talent.
Bernard Pollard is a newcomer who has had a lot of positive influence on the team due to his willingness to make himself heard—and the swagger and attitude he backs it up with.
On the other side of the spectrum, rookie center Brian Schwenke is quickly falling out of the battle for a starting role due to injury.
Luckily for the Titans, the team has many more players who appear to be stepping up the level of play due to competition rather than wilting under the pressure.
With preseason games now on the horizon, we will continue to see whose improved play will transfer over to real play, and who needs some more time to develop.
Until then, let's take a look at the players who've been noticed so far.