3. Denzel Perryman
Denzel Perryman is set to hit free agency after 6 seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.
Perryman has always been a quality run-stopper, and received an excellent mark of 83.3 from PFF in 2020. Now the only problem, is that Perryman does have an injury history. Perryman has never played a full 16-game season in 6 NFL seasons. He did seem to stay healthier in 2020, playing 13 games, but the injury history is still something to be mindful of considering how much of an issue that has been for the Titans.
Another downside to Perryman is he has never been known for his pass coverage skills. Unfortunately, neither is Rashaan Evans, so having TWO inside ‘backers who can’t cover is not ideal.
We did just see the Tennessee Titans nearly make a trade for a similar linebacker that could have taken the starting spot away from Rashaan Evans, and if that is something the Titans want to do this offseason then this could be a name to watch.
If not, Perryman would be a good stopgap option and as a veteran mentor to David Long Jr. and Rashaan Evans. This is not a deep class at all, so a guy like Perryman is about as good as it gets.