3 Tennessee Titans UDFAs with best chance of making 2021 roster
Jones can make a lot of noise in the Tennessee Titans defensive line rotation.
Nothing says ‘3-4 defensive scheme’ like having a huge stop-gap that you can place in the middle of the defensive line and ask him to eat up blocks while his teammates make plays. Nothing says ‘value’ like having a guy that can play inside on the defensive line but also kick outside if need be to help with the pass rush.
Okay, at six-foot-four and 340 pounds, Naquan Jones is probably more of the former than the latter, but he does get after the quarterback very well for a man his size (14.5 career sacks in 39 career games at the collegiate level, including five in seven games in 2020).
He’s probably staring up at Daylon Mack and Woodrow Hamilton on the depth chart when he enters camp at that nose tackle position, but can you imagine how great of a luxury it would be for defensive line coach Terrell Williams to know that he could bring this type of monster into the lineup to spell his starters? can you imagine, say, Mack and Jones in the lineup in goal-line situations? How are you going to run on this team?
That alone spells both depth and value. Don’t be surprised if Naquan Jones is on this team’s roster come September.