Seven Tennessee Titans players made Pro Football Focus’ list of the top 101 players in the NFL from the 2019 season.
The Tennessee Titans saw several players step their game up in 2019, leading to a season in which the team made the playoffs at 9-7 and advanced all the way to the AFC Championship Game.
Pro Football Focus compiled a list of the top 101 players in the NFL from the 2019 season, and seven Titans made the cut.
PFF based their rankings on only the performance of these players in the 2019 season, including the playoffs, which means what happened in past years does not matter. Also, PFF used a “all positions are created equal” approach, so as not to have a list dominated by quarterbacks.
Here’s where each of the seven Titans stood on the list.
61. Ryan Tannehill
65. Derrick Henry
78. A.J. Brown
81. Jack Conklin
88. Taylor Lewan
89. Adoree’ Jackson
95. Ben Jones
While you can certainly make a case for any of these players to be higher, the two biggest contentions I have are with the rankings of Henry and Brown.
I certainly understand Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (No. 24) being ranked higher than the Alabama product being that he had over 1,000 yards on both the ground and through the air, making him a better all-around back than Henry.
However, having Henry ranked so far behind a similarly one-dimensional back in the Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb (No. 23) doesn’t make much sense — and that’s especially true when you consider Chubb is ranked ahead of McCaffrey.
Adding to that gripe, Brown isn’t even the highest-ranked rookie receiver, as the Washington Redskins’ Terry McLaurin (No. 51) is a whole 27 spots ahead of him.
Bear in mind, Brown had over 100 yards more through the air than McLaurin, more touchdowns, and the Ole Miss product’s 20.2 yards per reception was elite, ranking him second in the NFL.
On the bright side, Jackson got some recognition for the great season he had in coverage, and seven players in total making this list is impressive. You could also argue that Logan Ryan and Kevin Byard should be on here, so there should be more.
Regardless, this list shows that the Titans have a ton of talent on the roster as is, and hopefully Tennessee will be able to retain most of this talent, as three of the players who made the list (Conklin, Henry and Tannehill) will all hit free agency this offseason.