Which Tennessee Titans defender is a breakout candidate for 2019?
The Tennessee Titans have a slew of talented young players, but who is the team’s breakout candidate for 2019?
If you were going to pick one breakout candidate for the Tennessee Titans in 2019, who would it be?
There are plenty of options for sure on a team that has so many good young players who are up-and-coming or ready to arrive in the NFL.
Bleacher Report’s Chris Roling chose one breakout candidate for each team in 2019 and his choice for the Titans was linebacker Harold Landry.
Here’s part of the write-up for the Tennessee Titans slide.
"Given the way it all aligns, if Landry is healthy, he’s going to have a massive season, especially while serving as just one guy offensive lines have to account for on a superb front seven."
Roling also notes fellow linebacker Rashaan Evans, however he thinks Landry will have an even bigger season as he garners much more playing time in 2019. Landry has even added some new moves to his already impressive repertoire to help bring his game to the next level.
Landry was a rotational player in 2019, but still managed to total 4.5 sacks in just three starts (15 total games) in his rookie season. Now a year older and under the tutelage of Cameron Wake, Landry is set to erupt in his sophomore campaign.
As I outlined in my five bold predictions article a few days back, Landry is an athletic freak who will be healthy and get starter’s reps this offseason, unlike last year. We even predicted he’d lead the league in sacks, which is bold for sure, but that was kind of the idea there.
We should also see a change in the way Landry is used, as I also covered in the article.
"The problem with Landry’s role last year was that he was a rotational player and defensive coordinator Dean Pees spent too much time stunting Landry inside through the B-gap instead of letting him use his speed and bend to turn the corner in the C-gap."
Assuming defensive coordinator Dean Pees changes this up, Landry should be unleashed and is a good bet to at least lead the team in sacks this season. One thing’s for certain: he’ll be an electric player and a ton of fun to watch on a defense that is absolutely stacked along the front seven.
To further prove the Titans’ depth on defense, Hall of Fame talent evaluator Gil Brandt chose cornerback Adoree’ Jackson as one of his breakout defensive back candidates for 2019. That’s yet another good bet to make on this defense.
In reality, it could be anyone—but not being able to figure out exactly who is a great problem to have for the Titans and their fans.