3 Tennessee Titans CB pairings we need to see now

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 19: Kevin Byard
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 19: Kevin Byard /

The Tennessee Titans need to play around with the cornerback position.

After two weeks of preseason games, we are starting to see what the Tennessee Titans defensive backs could look like.

I don’t think there is any question that Kevin Byard and Johnathan Cyprien should be the starting safeties for the Titans.

The question lies at the CB position. For the first time in a while, the Titans have options on who to play at each CB spot.

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In case you haven’t been paying super close attention to the CB battle, the starters right now are:

CB1: Logan Ryan

CB2: LeShaun Sims

SCB: Brice McCain

It seems like McCain is a lock to make this roster in large part because he has ties to Dick LeBeau. Not only that, but you kinda know what you get with him and he can be a serviceable starter or fill-in.

However, this team can do so much more than that now. These are some CB groupings I would like to see this Sunday (don’t forget that the Titans game is on Sunday this week guys).

Option 1: The most likely

CB1: Logan Ryan

CB2: LeShaun Sims

SCB: Adoree Jackson

I don’t like this one as much because I like using Adoree Jackson on the boundary where he can use the sideline to help him.

However, the Titans seem to think that the easiest move for the team is to put Jackson in the slot so that Ryan and Sims don’t have to change anything they are doing.

Option 2: The right answer

CB1: Adoree Jackson

CB2: LeShaun Sims

SCB: Logan Ryan

Sims isn’t a CB1 right now, and I think you want him on another team’s number two if you can get that matchup.

Like I said earlier Jackson should be a future CB1 based on how high Jon Robinson drafted him. Robinson would have waited in a deep CB class or traded down if he didn’t believe Jackson could be a CB1.

Luckily, Logan Ryan’s best position is SCB anyway. He is a very capable boundary CB, but he shut down Larry Fitzgerald in their meeting last year by following him into the slot.

This allows you to get your best matchups across the board.

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Option 3: The risers

CB1: Adoree Jackson

CB2: Kalan Reed

SCB: Logan Ryan

This is the other option I want to see. Kalan Reed has been spectacular this preseason.

While that may not mean anything when September rolls around, this is a great time to find out if he can hang with that level of talent.

Jackson continues to take on the CB1 role and Ryan can move in and out of CB2/SCB depending on the personnel.