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Titans guard Poutasi on rookie season: 'It was a rough year'

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27: Jeremiah Poutasi #73 of the Tennessee Titans runs onto the field prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27: Jeremiah Poutasi #73 of the Tennessee Titans runs onto the field prior to a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi's 2015 season was a mixture of highs and lows, something he's aiming to change next year.

A 2015 third-round pick, Poutasi won the starting right tackle job in training camp. He startied the first seven games before being benched after struggling. The rookie was switched to left guard and was inactive the last five games of the year.

Looking back, he said his first season in the NFL proved to be a learning experience.

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"Coming in, I was expecting it to be tough. The first day I arrived here in Tennessee I was hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst,'' Poutasi saod. "It's tough, and it was a rough year. The most eye opening thing is anything can happen in the NFL. I found that out."

Poutasi said he's enjoyed the move to guard and despite the struggles that saw him lose the right tackle job, he remains confident. His goal next season, he said, is more steadiness in his play.

"My rookie season was up and down,'' Poutasi said. "I am looking forward to next season, trying not to be on that roller coaster of going up and down. I want to be consistent."

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