"They are obviously very talented guys," he told WGFX-FM in Nashville (via ESPN.com). " ... If they were here I think they would say the same thing: If we had to compete out there, I think I'd beat them out."
Taylor Lewan, Tennessee's first pick in last year's draft, likes Mettenberger's comments about winning the job.
"I think any person that doesn't say that is not going to be successful," the offensive tackle said. "There are only so many positions in the NFL you can be a part of. If another guy comes in that's a first-round pick or a second-round pick or a higher pick than you were, you either fold it up or you can take that adversity and thrive with it."
The Titans are a first-round wild card. If they don't draft a quarterback, there's definitely the possibility a QB-desperate team makes an offer general manager Ruston Webster can't refuse.