Former Titans great Eddie George was at the team's practice last Monday and offered an optimistic assessment of two of the young players on the Tennessee roster.

The first was rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, who George compared to his former teammate, the late Steve McNair.

The second player George singled out was offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, saying the left tackle has the potential to be a future All-Pro.

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Lewan said he was humbled by the praise from George, who ran for more than 10,000 yards in his eight seasons with the team. Particularly since the two are on opposite sides of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.

"For a man who went to Ohio State to say something like that about me,'' Lewan said, via the team's official website. "How about that? I have to say I always admired the way he played, his enthusiasm and his heart. To get a compliment like that is huge, especially from an Ohio State guy."

The 24-year-old Lewan, the 11th overall selection in the 2014 draft, started six games as a rookie. He said he's working to justify George's faith in him.

"It's a great compliment he paid me, but the work is not done yet,'' Lewan said. "There is so much more that I have to do to get those (compliments) and the fact they are coming now is a great feeling.

"I think I have always had a good work ethic. I am just going to keep doing my job. As for Eddie, that was nice of him to say. Every time I've been around him he's always been very cordial and nice."

(h/t Tennessee Titans)