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I wasn't a big fan of this fifth-round draft pick initially, but it's grown on me. With the injury concerns of Colin McCarthy, Avery Williamson makes more sense to me.
This could mean the end of McCarthy's time with the Titans as they go with a fresh face to lock down the position behind a couple of veterans.
Williamson has great intangibles and is a very solid open-field tackler. He will push for a starting job, but I expect him to come up just short behind Wesley Woodyard and Zach Brown.
If Brown and Woodyard struggle, then I could see Williamson starting at some point in 2014.
Special teams is where he will probably make his biggest impact as a rookie, per David Climer of The Tennessean. Special teams can't be discounted, and he should be a great upgrade to an area that was subpar in 2013.
The Titans paid a lot of attention to linebacker this offseason, and Williamson adds quality depth. There will be plenty of healthy competition at this position in training camp. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out when Week 1 rolls around.