Tennessee Titans position review: DL


The third game of the NFL preseason is over and for the Tennessee Titans and 31 other teams, it is time to evaluate their position groups and figure out which players they want to keep and which they want to cut.

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This won’t be a bloated series, this will just be a solid depth chart of who deserves to be ranked where, and what the Tennessee Titans may do at that position going forward.

This will focus on the players on defensive line.

Depth Chart

LDE: DaQuan Jones/Ropati Pitoiuta

NT: Sammie Hill/Al Woods

RDE: Jurrell Casey/Karl Klug

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  • Notes

    -Just like with the offensive line, let’s go left to right.

    -Jones hasn’t showed a ton this preseason, but he also hasn’t been a hole in this defense either. He has the physical skill set to seal the edge and to play tough against the run.

    -Ropati Pitoiuta looks worse the more talented this defensive line gets. He isn’t terrible, and he is actually a pretty quality backup, but he looks a little slow and you can see him lose leverage often.

    -Sammie Hill is a good nose tackle and he is more aggressive vs the pass than vs the run. I think this is a highly interchangeable position in terms of depth.

    -Al Woods has been a star against the run this preseason. Not only is he dominant in sealing gaps, but he absolute mauls centers and gets into the backfield. Is he a great player? No, but he can do a lot of good things.

    -Jurrell Casey is obviously a star. With the way Dick LeBeau changes to a 4-man front, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Casey get in the double digit sack range again.

    -Karl Klug looks the same. Always dominant with the swim move, but once you stop him he just doesn’t have the strength to set his feet and win a fist fight.

    -A little bit of a bonus here, but Angelo Blackson really looks the part right now. He is strong against the run and also deceptively shifty when trying to get into the backfield. Looks like a nice late addition.

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