Tennessee Titans land 8 players on SI’s All AFC South team
By Will Lomas
Tennessee Titans dominate AFC South rivals.
SI polled their site writers and created their All AFC South team, which included several Tennessee Titans.
This was decided on by a majority vote, and the Titans in consensus top players. The final breakdown of how many players each team got on the list looks like this:
1. Titans: 8
2. Colts: 6.5
4. Texans: 5
4. Jags: 4.5
So which Titans made it? Let’s start with the fact that there were only 5 players who were unanimous selections and the Titans led that list as well with 2 of the 5 names. Those players were:
1. Kevin Byard, safety
-This one seems like a no brainer because how can one of the league’s best DBs be left off of a list like this. The competition wasn’t particularly difficult which obviously also helped but despite the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars recently spending 1st and 2nd round picks on safeties, it was the Titans former 3rd round pick that comes out as the clear leader.
2. Derrick Henry, RB
-Stop me if you have heard this one before, but Derrick Henry is the best running back in the NFL and the rest of the division is acutely aware of that. After leading the NFL in rushing, it is hard for anyone to argue the point that he isn’t the cream of the crop here, so it is good to see common sense prevail.
Who else made it?
The other 6 names were all ones you probably would have guessed, though you could have made a case for Ben Jones, Rashaan Evans, Jayon Brown, or Kenny Vaccaro. Having said that, these are the remaining names:
3. Taylor Lewan
4. A.J. Brown
5. Brett Kern
6. Adoree Jackson
7. Daquan Jones
It should be noted that the Titans were pretty well represented across the board. I am sure if this was a poll that was two-deep at quarterback we would have seen Ryan Tannehill’s name on the list.
Looking at just the names that did make the cut, the Titans ended up with two offensive linemen which bodes well for a team with the top rushing attack in the NFL. Speaking of offensive weapons, the Titans also have two of the four skill players on this list with A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry.
Defensively Tennessee ended up with two DBs and a defensive linemen and with no consensus at linebacker, DL or EDGE, you can imagine that Evans, Brown, Harold Landry, and Jeffery Simmons were being considered by some.