How can you compare a player like Landry to someone like Cameron Wake last season who just had to play 15-20 snaps per game with his only job being to get to the QB? It doesn’t seem like a fair thing to do, so why not filter out some of those guys by taking “starts” into account?
Running it through PFR, here is a list of the Titans/Oilers of the past who have had 10+ sacks in their first two years. In parentheses I have their total number of starts which indicates if they spent time predominantly as DPRs or players asked to do more:
1. Jevon Kearse: 26 sacks (32 starts)
2. Harold Landry: 13.5 (19)
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3. Jacob Ford: 12.5 (3)
4. Anthony Cook: 12 (15)
5. Carlos Hall: 11 (17)
6. Karl Klug: 10.5 (2)
7. Travis LaBoy: 10 (9)
So even among all the players throughout Titans and Oilers history, only those seven started their careers with more sacks and only Carlos Hall and Jevon Kearse started more than half of those games.