The Titans’ cornerbacks have all played very well this season, but Adoree’ Jackson has very quietly had the best overall season of any of the three. According to Pro Football Focus, he has only been targeted on 21 of his 237 coverage snaps, only allowing 15 receptions, a far cry from his first two seasons in the league.
He has yet to net an interception, but he has done a much better job in coverage this season after being targeted relentlessly over the first two years of his career. He gave up the second-most receptions last year, but has improved vastly.
He’s only really been a liability in the punt return game, but I’m only focused on his defensive play here, and though he has his mishaps from time to time, he has mostly been solid.
Jackson has 16 tackles and two pass deflections so far this season.
Cameron Wake has made a solid impact so far this season even with a limited number of snaps. Through five games, Wake has four tackles, two tackles for a loss, two and a half sacks, eight quarterback hits, and a safety.
He’s only played 101 snaps so far this season, which is why he was left out of the top five, but for the most part he has been an absolute force when on the field.
Jeffery Simmons has only played one game so far this season, but made a huge impact in limited snaps, netting four tackles, two tackles for a loss, and his first career sack in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
With more snaps and increased comfort on that surgically-repaired knee, Simmons looks to continue to contribute for this Titans’ defense.
Rashaan Evans leads the team with 55 total tackles, and has had a much improved sophomore campaign after a rookie season where he struggled mightily early on.
He just barely missed out on the list, but make no mistake, he is definitely a big part of the defense’s success this season.