While the Tennessee Titans front office is preparing for this year’s draft that goes down Thursday through Saturday, a pair of players from last year’s draft were called into question at Tuesday’s pre-draft press conference.
Linebacker Kevin Dodd, who missed part of last year after having a screw placed into his right foot, is still not completely healthy.
“Not completely. He’s not far off, but he still has a little bit of pain in that foot. We’re still working with him daily, trying to get him to be 100 percent, but he’s not,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said “It’s a delicate injury. He’s done everything he possibly can to get back to the level (he needs to be), but it just takes time. We’re doing everything we can to get him back, and he’s been here working deligently trying to get that thing right.”
Dodd was one of the Titans three second-round picks last year, as the Titans had hoped he could provide some depth at outside linebacker as a pass rusher. His lingering injury means that the position might need to be addressed in this week’s draft.
Another second-rounder, running back Derrick Henry, is still absent from the team’s off-season program and has not contacted Mularkey over his failure to appear at the volunteer off-season work. Henry is taking classes at the University of Alabama, trying to work on finishing his degree.