This position isn’t nearly as deep, but if we are going to call the defensive backs the deepest and most talented position on the roster then we need to take a look.
Each of the four safeties on the roster have been active on game day and have actually been getting snaps on defense.
-Kevin Byard: Byard is a star…most seasons. This year has been pretty brutal for Byard and he hasn’t shown up as a playmaker vs the run or against the past. With time running out for a rebound, fans have to hope that this is just a bump in the road and not a sign of his game being elevated by great defensive coaching.
–Kenny Vaccaro: Vaccaro has been used in nearly every position other than defensive tackle this season and his versatility doesn’t get praised enough. Among Titans DBs, he leads in TFLs and he is tied in sacks despite missing a game and his solo tackles are most among Tennessee safeties per game.
–Amani Hooker: Shockingly, Hooker is the Tennessee Titans leader in interceptions with 3 including pretty crucial plays against the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers this season. He has gradually gained confidence and now looks like a player that the coaches have to start forcing on the field soon.
-Joshua Kalu: A special teams player generally, Kalu seems to be the preferred “dimeback” right now, sometimes coming in as the 6th DB in the Titans 4-1-6 look on 3rd and long plays. He isn’t special at any one thing, but he is trusted by the staff and is a classic overachiever.