2. Rodger Saffold
Perhaps the largest beneficiary to Lewan’s return is left guard Rodger Saffold. Thus far, the Titans’ front office — and fans of the team — have to be disappointed. The return on investment in Saffold has been underwhelming.
PFF has Saffold ranked as the 11th best guard in the league to date, posting a 71.1 overall grade. GM Jon Robinson signed the former Los Angeles Ram this offseason to a contract that, frankly, he is not worthy of yet.
Elite is what’s for dinner, and Titans fans are hungry.
With Lewan back, we can finally get a good look at Saffold in the Titans’ offense. He’s one of the better guards in the league, but he struggled, at times, next to Kelly. Lewan will sustain blocks one-on-one, and Saffold will anchor the interior of the O-Line next to center Ben Jones, never feeling the need to do more than what’s required.