Okay Tennessee Titans fans, here’s that edge guy!
The 85th selection is an interesting one for this Tennessee Titans team. There should still be some of the top prospects on the board, but we’re nearing a familiar area that we, as football fans, always seem to reach in every selection meeting.
There’s a slight dropoff in talent as you move through the draft’s second day. That’s why NFL scouts and fans all believe that this is the area where championship contenders are crafted. Teams are looking for those difference-makers that may have been undervalued.
Nothing says ‘playoffs’ or ‘contender’ like teams that have a great pass rush though, and after addressing the wide receiver and cornerback position in Round 1 and Round 2, the Titans address those edge needs with the selection of Joe Tryon at the 85th selection. He sat out of the 2020 NCAA football season, but don’t forget about him.
In 23 career games as a member of the Washington Huskies, he racked up 61 total tackles, including 12.5 for a loss of yardage. He also added nine sacks to his resume. There’s no reason to believe that won’t translate to the professional level.
Adding him to a pass rush that now houses Bud Dupree and Denico Autry means better days are ahead for this Titans pass rush. Adding this next prospect gives them depth at safety.