Next up on our tour of the Titans position by position as we rapidly approach the beginning of their 2012 regular season is the cornerbacks.
I wrote in the offseason positional analysis that I thought cornerback was the Titans' strongest defensive position in 2011. I'm much less certain that will be the case in 2012, thanks to the loss of Cortland Finnegan, but do think it will be one of the more interesting positions to watch.
With Finnegan gone, the leader of the group is last year's other starter at the position, Jason McCourty. In a year, the former Rutgers player has gone from the clear underdog in most fans' eyes for a starting job to a five year, $40 million contract extension. That's quite a change.
As I noted in the offseason positional analysis, McCourty has good length and deep speed, but not exceptional short area quickness and is not particularly agile (twin brother Devin was red-shirted and a first-, rather than six...