Tennessee Titans are getting top-10 production from rookies

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Wide Receiver Taywan Taylor
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Wide Receiver Taywan Taylor /

Another productive class of Tennessee Titans rookies.

It has been a while since we have taken a moment to be thankful for something about the Tennessee Titans.

With Thanksgiving upon us, it make me want to remind all you nice people about Jon Robinson.

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In case you don’t know, Robinson is the man who has either signed or extended these players since he became GM just under two years ago:

-Kevin Byard

-Delanie Walker

-Logan Ryan

-Jurrell Casey

-Jack Conklin

-Wesley Woodyard

-Josh Kline

-Austin Johnson

-Rishard Matthews

That is a pretty amazing list of solid contributors and stars. However, his talent acquisition didn’t stop there. Look at where he ranks among rookies who have played snaps in 2017:

Unless I am misreading that, the Tennessee Titans are 7th in the NFL in rookie snaps played. Keep in mind that the Titans are one of three teams in the top 10 with a winning record.

So what does that mean? Talented players who are playing early and playing well.

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Adoree Jackson is quickly becoming one of the better CBs in the AFC and is on track to break up around 20 passes. That is something that hasn’t been done since Alterraun Verner’s Pro Bowl season.

Corey Davis is still finding his way back from injury, but he is on pace to have 500 yards receiving this year. Likewise, Taywan Taylor is on pace for 500 yards and possibly another 100 on the ground as a rushing threat.

Jonnu Smith is developing into a better all around TE than many thought he would be in year one and teams have had to respect him more after he started the season out hot with 2 TDs in his first few games.

Jayon Brown rounds out the group and he is a great one to end on. Brown has led Avery Williamson in snaps two out of the last three games. His athleticism and football IQ are putting him in great positions to break up passes and make impact tackles on big downs.

While Brown hasn’t overtaken the job yet, there is a good chance that next year he will win a starting job on this defense. If the Titans end up with a 4-3 defense, the Titans could have Woodyard, Williamson and Brown back there which could be a pretty potent combination.