Taylor Thompson TE TEN 4 Days

Thompson, who caught all five of his targets for 56 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, is a lock to make the roster as the No. 3 tight end, ESPN.com reports.

Starting tight end Delanie Walker is no star, but the veteran doesn't seem to be in much danger of losing his job. Thompson, a 24-year-old who played defensive end in college, does have the requisite athleticism to eventually eat into Walker's targets, should the veteran struggle.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 13 Days

Thompson has had an impressive training camp so far, The Tennessean reports.

Thompson finished with only six receptions in 2013, but a good showing in the preseason could help him become a bigger part of the offense in 2014. Despite doing well in camp, the 6-6 tight end still finds himself behind both Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens on the depth chart for the time being.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 13 Days

Thompson has had an impressive training camp so far, The Tennessean reports.

Thompson finished with only six receptions in 2013, but a good showing in preseason could help him get onto the field more. That being said, the 6-6 tight end still finds himself behind both Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens on the depth chart ahead of the new season.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 1 Month

Titans coaches have raved about third-year TE Taylor Thompson's progress.

Thompson played 272 snaps last year, but was a non-factor on offense. He's competing for the No. 3 tight end role behind Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens. The Nashville Tennessean expects Thompson to push for an expanded role in the receiving game. Thompson has just 18 targets through two seasons and may never develop into more than a red-zone threat.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 2 Months

The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt pegged Titan TE Taylor Thompson as a player who could see a bigger offensive role this season.

A converted defensive end, Thompson has been used sparingly on offense with only has 9 receptions on 18 targets through two seasons in the NFL. Thompson is a project that may never develop into an offensive threat. He will serve as the No. 3 tight end behind Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 9 Months

Titans TE Taylor Thompson was held without a catch in Week 13.

Thompson was elevated into Tennessee's primary tight end role with Craig Stevens inactive and Delanie Walker leaving following a first-quarter concussion. He dropped two passes and looks to be still a project deep into his second NFL season. Thompson is a converted defensive end out of SMU.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN 9 Months

Taylor Thompson caught a nine-yard touchdown pass in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.

Thompson caught six passes as a rookie in 2012; this was his first reception of the 2013 season. A former college defensive end, Thompson is still developing. He's the No. 3 tight end behind Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN Jun 15 '13

According to Pro Football Focus, just 31 percent of TE Taylor Thompson's snaps last season came on a play where he went out for a pass.

A converted defensive end, Thompson rarely saw the field as a rookie and didn't play more than 25 offensive snaps in a single game until Week 16. The Titans moved on from Jared Cook this offseason, so Thompson is a candidate for an expanded role as a red-zone target. Delanie Walker will enter training camp as the favorite for the starting tight end job.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN Mar 07 '13

The Titans expect TE Taylor Thompson to be more of a factor in 2013.

Taylor Thompson TE TEN Dec 30 '12

Titans rookie TE Taylor Thompson caught two passes for 19 yards in the team's Week 17 win over Jacksonville.

A converted defensive end from SMU, Thompson was a fifth-round pick in April's draft. He finished his first NFL season with six receptions for just 46 yards and no scores. Blessed with big-time physical ability, Thompson will be a player to monitor during the offseason with Jared Cook ticketed for unrestricted free agency. There is some belief that Thompson could be a Rob Gronkowski-type player once he learns how to play the tight end position.