Don’t fool yourself into thinking the Tennessee Titans missed out on a guaranteed star in the high priced targets of Stephon Gilmore or A.J. Bouye. Gilmore struggled in his scheme last year and Bouye only started 19 games in his 4 year career.
I believe that Logan Ryan had/has the highest floor of the three big name cornerbacks this year, though he does probably have the lowest ceiling even if that is still pretty high.
In short, Logan Ryan is going to be a very good CB1 in this defense who can be used in a bunch of different ways.
In case you don’t know, Ryan was a star playing against top “big” WRs with safety help behind him so he could play aggressively. That left Malcolm Butler on the other side dealing with easier assignments, though he had to play with less help.
Other matchups saw him kick inside to slot cornerback so guys who were boundary cornerbacks only like Eric Rowe could be put in good situations.
In short, he helps you everywhere and his floor is a top-10 CB2 who can kick in to be a top-5 SCB, though I think he is fully capable of playing CB1 at an above average level.
The only reason this is still on my list is because I believe getting a Marshon Lattimore, Gareon Conley, Marlon Humphrey, or Kevin King could be the perfect fit for this team since they could come in early with little or no pressure.
Guys like Jason McCourty and LeShaun Sims can fill out the depth chart and give you top end help behind. Based on what we saw last year, this could be a loaded cornerback depth chart:
1. Logan Ryan
3. Jason McCourty
4. LeShaun Sims
5. Late round pick