Bring in pass-rush help
The Titans have a budding pass-rushing star in second-year player Harold Landry, but he needs some help.
Outside of Landry, who finished his second regular season with nine sacks, Tennessee featured a revolving door to complement their up-and-coming game-wrecker. For all the flashes Cameron Wake, Kamalei Correa, and Derick Roberson showed this season, neither of them showed enough to be seriously considered the long-term Robin to Landry’s Batman.
Keeping players like Roberson and Correa will be great for having established depth at the position, but it’s time for the Titans to start investing heavily in securing a bona fide starter.
Picking 29th in the draft, Tennessee will miss out on the class of pass-rushing college athletes like Ohio State’s Chase Young and Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent to be found outside the top ten.
For as good as Landry played in college, he slipped back in the draft to the middle of the second round. And productive college pass-rushers like Penn State’s Yetur Gross-Matos and LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson are projected to fall to the late first round, or perhaps even further.
If a pass-rusher that the Titans believe in falls to them in the first round, Robinson should not be afraid to pull the trigger. The Tennessee defense showed flashes of being elite in 2019, and are only a couple of pieces away from being one of the league’s best next year.