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Projected 2015 starters: Tennessee Titans

Around The NFL predicts the Week 1 starting lineups for all 32 teams, analyzing the potential impact of each rookie class. See every breakdown here.

» The Titans turned down windfall offers to draft Marcus Mariota. The rookie is going to get every chance to start over Zach Mettenberger, who was not nearly as impressive as the team led us to believe in the smokescreen portion of the draft process.

» Bishop Sankey failed to run successfully between the tackles or break off big plays as a rookie. Don't be surprised if fifth-round rookie David Cobb takes over as the big back, nudging Sankey into a change-of-pace role.

» In an ideal scenario, second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham and enigmatic third-year wide receiver Justin Hunter will nail down the second and third spots behind Kendall Wright. If they end up competing for the same job, though, veterans Hakeem Nicks and Harry Douglas will pick up snaps. There are a lot of unanswered questions here. Are Hunter and DGB competing for the "X," with Nicks as the "Z" receiver? Is Wright ticketed for the "Z" or slot? If he's the "Z," does that leave Douglas as the slot?

» Veteran Wesley Woodyard could be the odd man out at linebacker. Avery Williamson emerged as a solid starter as a rookie and athletic marvel Zach Brown is back healthy after tearing his pectoral muscle four snaps into the 2014 season. Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan are locked in as the bookend edge rushers.

» The secondary has been bolstered by the free-agent additions of cornerbacks Perrish Cox and safety Da'Norris Searcy.

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