One of the biggest issues the Titans had on defense last year was getting to the quarterback. Tennessee totaled 39 sacks in 2018, tying it for No. 16 in the league. While that isn’t a horrible number, clearly there’s room for improvement.
Landry showed flashes during his rookie season. He played in 15 games and finished with 4.5 sacks, but it was his three starts at the end of the season that really gives us hope.
After getting the nod as a starter in Week 15, Landry totaled a sack in each of the team’s last two games in weeks 16 and 17 against the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts. In Week 15, he notched four QB Hits against the New York Giants.
The Titans will hope those last three games are a sign of things to come for the second-year pro. And it’s not like Landry is resting on his laurels, as the Boston College product has been working on getting stronger and developing new pass-rush moves to add to his repertoire.
While the addition of Cameron Wake will certainly help, the team’s best option for an improved pass-rush is in-house with Landry. He has the skills to take the Titans’ pass-rush from average to elite in 2019, which will only make Tennessee’s defense even better than it already is now.