Tennessee Titans fourth-year LB Rashaan Evans could be enticing for ATL.
You could argue that the perception of Kevin Byard suffered the most from the 2020 NFL season, but Byard has years of elite production behind him to cushion that blow. The player whose future is legitimately in doubt is Rashaan Evans.
It feels like forever ago, but the Tennessee Titans tried to trade for a linebacker at the start of free agency when Bernardrick McKinney was ultimately dealt to the Miami Dolphins.
Miami was willing to spend more, so in response, the Titans re-signed Jayon Brown and spent a top-100 draft pick on Georgia linebacker Monty Rice.
Evans looked lost in this defense last year and while Brown, David Long, and Will Compton all seemed to get a little bit more comfortable as time went on, Evans never took any steps forward.
That doesn’t mean that Evans is without hope. As luck would have it, Evans looked like a good player when he was working with Dean Pees who just so happens to be the defensive coordinator in Atlanta.
Evans falls somewhere between a reclamation project and a potential young leader on that defense depending on just how much of that scheme that he remembers from his two years with Pees in Tennessee.