Offensive lineman Peter Skoronski, quarterback Will Levis, running back Tyjae Spears, tight end Josh Whyle, offensive lineman Jaelyn Duncan and wide receiver Colton Dowell practiced alongside 14 undrafted free agents, seven returning inexperienced Titans and 21 rookies trying out to be part of the team.
Here are The Tennessean's four observations from Saturday's open practice periods and interviews with the players.
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Peter Skoronski is playing guard and tackle
Skoronski, the Titans' first round pick out of Northwestern, said he's been learning guard and tackle and has alternated playing the positions during rookie camp.
"I'm working multiple positions, both inside and outside," Skoronski said. "Overall I'm just trying to learn schematically. I think that helps me for just being able to change around positions and help the team wherever I'm playing."
Coach Mike Vrabel said he's been impressed with the way Skoronski is handling the installation, adding that if he and the coaches didn't feel Skoronski is capable of stomaching this kind of workload they wouldn't give it to him.
Skoronski was an All America tackle with no experience at guard, but his smaller frame and the Titans' choice to sign free-agent lineman Andre Dillard leads some to believe Skoronski projects better as a guard. Regardless of position, Skoronski showed off his strength Saturday, flattening Duncan onto his back in a blocking drill where Duncan was holding a blocking dummy.
Will Levis is adjusting to the operations of it all
Levis, the quarterback the Titans traded up to select in the second round, said one of the biggest adjustments through two days of rookie camp has been getting used to hearing coaches' voices come through the microphone in his helmet, something he didn't have to deal with in college.
"It goes to the preparation, the night before, knowing all the potential plays that could be called," Levis explained. "Reading it, reciting it like people would recite it to you and then remembering it and reciting it back to the huddle. That's what these walkthroughs are for."
Levis said a big adjustment has been getting used to the Titans' terminology. He said "a lot" of the schemes and formations the Titans run are similar to what he ran at Kentucky, but what the team calls those formations are different.
Tyjae Spears is as explosive as advertised
If any one player came out looking better than the rest of his teammates Saturday, it was Spears, the third-round pick. Spears looked explosive and shifty with the ball in his hand and spoke confidently about how he's feeling both health-wise and adjusting to the pro pace of play.
Spears said one area he has to work on getting more comfortable is in the passing game, since he wasn't asked to catch many passes at Tulane. Spears dropped an easy pass against air early in the practice but recovered with a couple nice catches later on.
Kearis Jackson is with the Titans, but not practicing
At the conclusion of the draft, multiple reports surfaced that the Titans agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson. But Jackson is not on the list of the 14 UDFAs or the 21 tryout players the Titans have practicing. He was at Saturday's practice wearing No. 10, but did not participate.
When asked about the situation, Vrabel said the Titans are still working through a few hiccups but the goal is to get Jackson under contract and working with the team as soon as possible.
Nick Suss is the Titans beat writer for The Tennessean. Contact Nick at email@example.com. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicksuss.
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