5. Tennessee Titans finish as No. 1 overall defense
Well, with players like Byard and Landry pulling off those kinds of seasons, it would only make sense that it ends up this way. The Titans have that kind of talent all over the field on defense and we got a sneak peek of that last season when Tennessee finished as the No. 3 defense in the NFL.
The only real weakness is along the defensive line; however let’s not forget that Jurrell Casey is still holding things down there. Behind him, a deep support group of great linebackers should help fill whatever void is left and there’s a chance a reinforcement will come late in the season with first-round pick Jeffery Simmons, who could solve all the Titans’ problems up the middle.
In the secondary, the Titans have arguably the best safety in the game to go along with Kenny Vaccaro, and a group of cornerbacks consisting of two veteran former Pro Bowlers in Logan Ryan and Malcolm Butler.
Adding to them, Adoree’ Jackson is one of the best young corners in the game and even versatile fourth-round pick Amani Hooker is already showing flashes of being a great player this spring.
Even the biggest haters can’t deny that the Titans have one of the deepest defenses in the NFL, and those who still deny that to this day will have to eat their words. This defense won’t just be good, it’ll be legendary and challenge some of the great defenses of all-time.
The Titans won’t even need much out of Mariota in 2019 because teams with a defense this good have won Super Bowls with far less behind center. Bold predictions or not, this defense has the look of something special and it’ll be exciting to watch all season long.