What is going right for the Tennessee Titans at defensive tackle?
Well, it isn’t all bad news for the Tennessee Titans at defensive tackle.
Whether the game is going well or not, you can always trust that Jurrell Casey will either make plays or help the linebackers get into position to make a play by occupying the offensive line. He feels like a player that fans will miss so much more than they think when he is gone and I hope he is getting the praise he deserves now.
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If Casey is a symbol of dominance over the last 8 years, then Jeffery Simmons should be the symbol for the next 8 years.
When you see Simmons come off the bus you can tell he is a specimen. At 6’4, 301 lb. you might expect a body type with a little bit of weight to trim, but you would be absolutely incorrect.
While no one is going to mix him up with Cameron Wake, he is a lean (but solid) 300+ lb. and he is going to get a chance to really help build up that foundation as he recovers from his ACL injury in February.
More on that injury in a second, but focusing on just the upside it looks like the Titans may have found away to get a top-10 talent all the way down at 19 and funnily enough Madden agrees:
His injury rating brought him down for sure, but even that kept him above the first round average of 73.1. In fact, even with that injury knock he still ended up behind only 9 other prospects on this list in total ranking, making him pretty clearly a top-10 talent.