Tennessee Titans rookie power rankings after 1st preseason game

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1. Tennessee Titans EDGE Rashad Weaver (4th round)

This was covered a little bit in the re-watch notes that were posted on Saturday, but Rashad Weaver has been everything that Tennessee Titans fans could have hoped for and more. Here is a small section from that write-up.

"When it was all said and done, Weaver’s night finished with him picking up 1.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 2 quarterback hits, and a batted pass where he read a boot perfectly and climbed the latter to swat down a pass as soon as it left the quarterback’s hand. Weaver’s stat line is incredible, but some of that is because he played so many snaps over the course of the game. However, that volume is what makes this stat from PFF so impressive:"

It is easy to get excited about what you see when you watch Weaver play because there are plenty of NFL veterans playing against similar talent across the league and no one looked as dominant as Weaver did this weekend.

His power, length, flexibility, contact balance, and effort were all on full display and no one could keep him covered up.

It didn’t matter if a tight end and tackle were double-teaming him on a run play or if he was getting chipped by a running back or tight end as a pass rusher, the Falcons couldn’t run anything effectively when Weaver was on the field and he looked like a true game-wrecker.

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These power rankings can and will change, but Weaver is going to earn playing time in the regular season because of how dominant he has looked. That playing time along with the value of hitting on a fourth-round pick is going to give him the inside track on the top spot in these power rankings unless someone can come along and make a huge splash.