Titans sign DB Greg Mabin
Before this past Sunday, the Tennessee Titans defense struggled mightily, specifically in the secondary.
Just before the trade deadline, the Two-Toned Blue added Desmond King to help, but he is a player that is great in the slot and you never want to be in a position where you have to force him to do anything else.
To help with the overall depth, Tennessee has added veteran cornerback Greg Mabin to the practice squad.
Mabin is just 26 years old but has already been around the block and this is Greg’s fourth team in four years. However, that isn’t always a bad thing, and the fact that teams keep picking him up has to mean that there is enough to like about him to consider him an NFL-caliber player.
Who is Greg Mabin?
Greg Mabin is a cornerback drafted from the University of Iowa to the Buffalo Bills in 2017. At Iowa, Mabin racked up 144 tackles,19 PBUs, 7 TFLs, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles in just three seasons.
When making it to the big leagues, Mabin struggled at Buffalo. He didn’t get the playing time he needed to blossom into the cornerback he showed in college.
Greg only played 3% of defensive snaps his whole rookie season. Because his playing time was so low, his stats didn’t look great either. The cornerback finished with two tackles and one pass deflection in just seven games.
The 2019 season was arguably his best, where he played 13 games for the San Francisco 49ers. Mabin still did not play very much in his third season, but his defensive snap percentage did go up to 15%. In just the little increase of playing time, Mabin got, his stats steadily improved. Greg finished his third season with 16 tackles and a pass deflection.
How can Greg Mabin help the Titans?
Greg Mabin may end up being a very crucial piece for this Titans team. After cutting Johnathan Joseph, Tennessee could use some depth even with Desmond King now starting. Speaking of Desmond King, he and Mabin started next to each other at Iowa for 35 games from 2014-2016.
Mabin may not even play a game for the Titans, but Tennessee is showing that they are working on improving their defense and that they are trying to add chemistry wherever they can.