Teair Tart DL, FIU
Teair Tart has some real Isaiah Mack energy. While not a one-to-one comparison, Tart averaged 10 TFLs per season just like Mack, and while Mack was a better pass rusher in college, it is important to remember that FIU consistently plays a more difficult schedule than UTC does.
Something the two don’t share is that Tart really has never gotten a chance to sit and develop into the player he could be. While we don’t have testing numbers for Tart, Dane Brugler’s draft guide talks about how Tart has had inconsistent surroundings.
He enrolled for five different colleges in his career (ASA, Valley Forge Military Academy, East Mississippi CC, Elsworth CC, and finally FIU), but at one point Alabama had offered Tart a scholarship after community college before rescinding it allowing him to go to FIU.
What that tells me is that he is good enough to earn chances from multiple coaching staffs which speaks to his raw potential as a prospect. The fact that Alabama was seriously considering him also helps to suggest this.
Knowing that, it is easy to see why the Tennessee Titans took a chance on him, and being able to do that without spending a pick is important. Tart will join a locker room where he is no longer able to get by on talent alone and maybe after a year of coaching he can make an impact on a roster that is going to potentially be very thing at DT in 2021 unless some depth players step up this season.