No. 2: Alterraun Verner
Cornerback Alterraun Verner came into the league in 2010 as a fourth rounder from UCLA. While Verner snuck silently into the league, he quickly made a splash on the team, securing a starting spot on the team as a rookie.
Verner joined a crowded cornerback roster with Finnegan and Jason McCourty, but showed much potential for the Titans to let Finnegan depart and hand over the secondary to him. Luckily for the Titans, he did not disappoint.
Verner spent four seasons with the Titans and became a staple for the secondary. In 2013, Verner had his best season as a pro with five interceptions and a league-leading 22 passes defensed. For his efforts, Verner secured a bid to the Pro Bowl and was named second-team All-Pro.
During his tenure with the Titans, Verner snagged 11 interceptions and forced two fumbles while recording an astounding 41 passes defensed. Verner’s peak came in a contract season for the Titans, who decided not to bring him back for top dollar after entering the free agent market as the top cornerback.
Unfortunately, Verner’s four seasons with the Titans came during a phase in which the team struggled to be competitive, but he continued to remain a key piece for a solid secondary nonetheless.