The poorest man’s Jadeveon Clowney: Christian Rector DL/EDGE, USC
At 6’3, 270 lb., Rector would give the Tennessee Titans draft class an EDGE that has the size to play on base downs, but also kick inside and be a sub-package rusher without getting overwhelmed by power.
While at USC, Rector was in and out of the lineup with various injuries including a broken hand and ankle issues but was elected team captain in his senior season which makes you think that he was a guy who wasn’t “soft” but truly hurt.
Toughness and effort are key for UDFAs and while the Tennesse Titans are already deep at EDGE, they could call Rector a defensive tackle and he could still compete for a spot on this roster. Last year Matt Dickerson and Austin Johnson were generally liabilities vs the run who also couldn’t rush the passer, so how much worse could it get?
On the other hand, you have a chance to a player who had 11 TFLs and 8 sacks at his peak in 2017 and who might have a chance to earn a spot as a backup who actually provides value somewhere down the line.