1. Connor Barwin EDGE
The best pass rusher available in this entire class for this specific defense. The Tennessee Titans would love to have another player exactly like Brian Orakpo, and I think Barwin is that guy.
Think about it, he has spent the majority of his career in a 3-4 defense, but even did well when asked to play out of position in a 4-3 defense. Both were pushed out by system and regime changes instead of lack of talent or production.
When Connor Barwin has been asked to play the way the Tennessee Titans use Brian Orakpo, he ended up averaging 9 sacks per year over 3 years.
He is going to be 30, which is his only real knock but that is why it is perfect for him to come to Tennessee. With the Titans, he would get a chance to play with talented pass rushers where he could come off the bench and have a huge impact.
Knowing that the Tennessee Titans have two older pass rushers as well, he should know that this is his best chance to get real starter/heavy rotational snaps in a system that suits him perfectly.
If you haven’t heard me rant, the Tennessee Titans need pass rushers badly. Barwin is a great pass rusher and even at his lowest he had 3 sacks in a season. That number would have doubled the 3rd best Titans EDGE rusher last year.
He is a no-brainer for this team, and I don’t know why the would let another team have him given the money they have and the market for talented edge rushers.