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The Titans drafted four players as part of the future of the franchise: Jake Locker, Colin McCarthy, Karl Klug and Tommie Campbell.
Locker is obviously the next franchise quarterback. McCarthy was drafted to take over for Barrett Ruud after this year (which is why the Titans only signed Ruud to a one year deal).
Klug and Campbell were drafted for their tenacity and athleticism as developmental players.
However, given the poor play of the veterans, the Titans rookies could be taking over sooner than expected.
Nearly half of Matt Hasselbeck's passing yards came from two big plays by Kenny Britt and beyond those, he wasn't impressive.
Barrett Ruud could not stop Maurice Jones-Drew and in one instance, let him run six yards into the endzone untouched (and he ran up the middle).
Shaun Smith got fewer tackles than rookie Jurrell Casey and only one more than Klug, despite being on the field more often than either. Klug also got a quarterback hit.
For good measure, Jamie Harper also played much better than Chris Johnson.
The Titans rookies may be better than those that they were expected to eventually replace right now. It may benefit the Titans to speed up the replacement process and turn the keys over sooner than later.