Two Titans ranked in PFF’s top 25 cornerbacks of 2019
Two Tennessee Titans cornerbacks have made Pro Football Focus’ list of the top 25 at the position through Week 17.
A pair of Tennessee Titans cornerbacks have made Pro Football Focus’ top 25 list for the position through the end of the regular season.
The first of the two is cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, who ranks No. 15 on the list compiled by PFF’s Solomon Wilcots.
Jackson earned an overall grade of 76.3 this season, and PFF notes he ranked No. 12 in forced incompletion percentage (17.4 percent), had the 10th-fewest first down completions allowed, and he surrendered just one touchdown the entire season.
The former first-round pick’s importance to this secondary was never more evident than when he missed the final four games of the regular season with a foot injury.
But Jackson returned just in time for the playoffs and has made a huge impact, as the corner has been great in coverage and made several big pass breakups. We’ve been waiting for him to come into his own for a few years now and it appears he might finally be doing just that.
As he enters the fourth year of his rookie contract in 2020, Tennessee will have to decide whether or not to pick up the fifth year of his rookie deal, but it should be an easy decision to do so based on the step forward he has taken this season.
The second Titan on the list is none other than veteran corner Tramaine Brock, who comes in at No. 22. Tennessee claimed him off waivers in December to help fill the void of multiple injuries to the secondary, and ultimately fill the role left by fellow corner, Malcolm Butler.
Brock has shined in his time in Nashville. PFF notes that Brock allowed just 20 of 58 targets that have come his way the entire season go for a first down, and during the final four games of the season he’s allowing 6.6 yards per reception and an incompletion rate of 25 percent, the fourth lowest and seventh-best in the NFL in that span, respectively.
Tennessee’s defense has allowed a combined total of 25 points in the playoffs thus far, including just 12 to the No. 1 scoring offense in the Baltimore Ravens, and both Brock and Jackson have been a big part of it.