3 free agents the Tennessee Titans should still target

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Tennessee Titans Titans should sign cornerback Rock Ya-Sin

The Tennessee Titans have several positions that they need to address prior to the 2023 season, one quiet area of need is cornerback.

In 2022, the Titans were fantastic at stopping the run, but they weren’t so great at stopping other teams from being productive when throwing the ball. As modern-day NFL teams really like to throw a lot, not stopping the pass is obviously a huge flaw.

Rock Ya-Sin isn’t a perfect cornerback but he is certainly a player worth spending some dollars on. One issue he has is that he doesn’t force turnovers. In four seasons, he has just 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. However, if you want to look at the positives instead of the negatives, he is very sticky in coverage.

In 2022 with the Las Vegas Raiders, Ya-Sin allowed only an 82.6 quarterback rating when targeted. So while he may not be picking passes off, he also isn’t allowing a ton of passes to be completed against him.

Ya-Sin is big enough to be a number 1 corner as well. At 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, he can be physical with receivers. This means knocking receivers off their routes at the line and throwing off the timing of a quarterback. While the Titans lack quality cornerback depth, they could also use a player of Ya-Sin’s talent as a starter.

It also helps that Ya-Sin will only be 27 years old when the 2023 season begins so he should have a number of years to play at a decently high level. He has also spent his entire career in the AFC so knows most of the quarterbacks the Tennessee Titans will face. Ya-Sin’s experience and talent are only going to help the Titans be a better team next season.