Our friends at Pro Football Focus tweeted out this graphic earlier today:
A look at how many snaps rookies played for every team in the NFL! pic.twitter.com/QPRVgcZ4vM— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 20, 2018
The Titans had the 7th most rookie snaps played in the NFL last year. That’s a really impressive number considering a few things:
- They made the playoffs. There are only 2 teams on the list ahead of the Titans in rookie snaps played that made the playoffs- the Saints (2nd) and Jaguars (gross) (3rd). It is significant to get that much contribution from rookies and still be a playoff team.
- They hit that number with Corey Davis missing 5 full games and parts of a couple more.
It is going to be fun to watch the 2017 draft class as they get more NFL time under their belts. You have to love what you saw out of Davis, and Adoree Jackson. They also saw some really good flashes from Jonnu Smith and Jayon Brown. We all still believe their is untapped potential in Taywan Taylor. This class could be the building block for a really successful Titans’ run over the next 3-5 years.