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In the recent string of defensive success for

Postby panxing18 on Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:18 am

the New York Giants Evan Engram Color Rush Jersey , they’ve gotten a break with some of the quarterbacks they’ve had to face. They got the likes of Nick Mullens, Chase Daniel, and Mark Sanchez. Even Carson Wentz was proven to not be healthy when he played. Whatever your opinion of Marcus Mariota is, he’s probably still the best quarterback the Giants have faced in a while.The Titans also present a mystery of what team will show up, especially on offense. Per Football Outsiders, Tennessee ranks 27th in offensive variance, meaning there’s little consistency to the Titans’ production from week-to-week.Numbers that matterCan the turnovers continue?Over the past few weeks, the Giants’ defense has taken advantage of forcing turnovers. Since the Giants’ bye, they are tied for third among NFL teams with 12 turnovers forced. Only the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints have more. Over the first eight weeks of the season, the Giants only had nine turnovers forced. Obviously, this has helped both the offense and defense score points during the second half of the season. But it’s also not a sustainable way to play defense.While the Giants rank third this season in interceptions per drive on defense, they also rank just 20th in yards allowed per drive and 24th in points allowed per drive. That suggests when the Giants aren’t taking the ball away, the opposing offense isn’t having a tough time moving the ball down the field.Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota can miss some throws and be forced into interceptions. His 2.7 interception rate is tied for the ninth-highest among 32 qualified quarterbacks this season. As a team, the Titans are 16th in interceptions thrown per drive. The task is not going to be as easy as forcing Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jameis Winston, or Mark Sanchez into a mistake.Corey Davis is No. 84 and a No. 1Per Next Gen Stats, Davis is sixth in the league among wide receivers in the percentage of his team’s targeted air yards at 37.05 percent. This year he hasn’t been great on intermediate routes, but he’s won a high number of his deep targets with a better catch rate than expected per airyards.comJanoris Jenkins has played better over the past few weeks, but overall still ranks 68th of 72 qualified cornerbacks in success rate per Sports Info Solutions charting from Football Outsiders. He’s only slightly better — 57th — in yards allowed per pass.Davis has the ability to line up anywhere on the field, is a smooth route runner who sets up breaks well, and is quick enough to take advantage of cuts and double moves. Watch what he does to Stephon Gilmore — third in success rate, fifth in yards allowed per pass — after Davis motioned to a trips bunch and set up the corner with a stutter step. Gilmore was even called for pass interference on the play.Getting pressureThrough Week 14, the Titans have allowed the fifth-lowest rate of pressure in the league. But now tackle Jack Conklin is on injured reserve and tackle Taylor Lewan has been limited in practice during the week. That could set up the Giants to continue the stretch of defensive pressure they’ve put up over the past few weeks.After one sack in his first six games of the season, Oliver Vernon has 3.5 in the past two weeks. It was a matter of time before the sacks started coming and a short-handed Tennessee offensive line could allow that hot streak to continue. Per Football Outsiders, Vernon leads the team in pressure by a significant margin. His 20.5 are well ahead of Kareem Martin’s 15.0 and Lorenzo Carter’s 11.0.Taming the tight endsThe Titans typically love to use the tight end. Per Sharp Football Stats Patrick Omameh Color Rush Jersey , Tennessee has the third-highest rate of plays (31 percent) in 12 personnel, which is one running back and two tight ends. They run 62 percent of the time from that personnel grouping. All that made sense with Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith, but Walker has been out for most of the season and Smith was just placed on injured reserve.With the injuries, the Titans could see a switch in philosophy, which could help them out in the run game. Despite the heavy running from 12 personnel, the Titans only have a 41 percent success rate on the ground. Out of 11 personnel (three wide receivers), Tennessee has a 48 percent success rate running the ball.That’s the opposite trend with passing, though. The Titans have a 41 percent success rate throwing from 11 personnel and 58 percent success rate from 12 personnel and they pass more often with three receivers on the field — 66 percent.Tennessee’s top tight ends right now are Luke Stocker and Anthony Firkser. The Titans could try to run more out of 11 personnel with Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, and Tajae Sharpe on the field, which could lead to more success on the ground and gives the Titans better options through the air. When it comes to the offensive tackle position, the NFL has a certain idea of what a starting tackle looks like. And if you wanted to get a good idea, just look up a picture Greg Little, Ole Miss’ left tackle. But, to paraphrase Little John from Robin Hood: Men In Tights; Don’t let his name fool you. In real life, he’s very big.Little fits the NFL archetype for an offensive tackle to a T (no pun intended). Tall, long, and powerfully built, he is the kind of player teams want to have on hand simply to be the first guy off the bus, let alone to develop his natural abilities as an offensive lineman. And that is something the New York Giants are in need of: A young, offensive line prospect who can be developed into a long-term solution for their offensive front. Is Little a potential answer for them? MeasurablesHeight: 6-foot-5Weight: 325 poundsProsPrototypical height, length, and frame.Athletic tackle and a smooth mover in space and in pass protection.Flashes power at the point of attack.Generally has solid footwork and a wide base.ConsNeeds to be more assertive with his punch.Will let stance narrow, hips, and pads rise.Will lunge at defenders.Prospect VideoWhat They’re Saying - Kyle Crabbs (The Draft Network - Scouting Report) Does He Fit The Giants?BBV Radio — ‘Dwayne Haskins or bust’Of all the offensive tackles in the 2019 NFL draft Landon Collins Color Rush Jersey , Greg Little passes the eye test better than most, and perhaps, looks more like what the NFL wants in a tackle than any other prospect. He is long but has good mass, he is athletic yet powerful. In short, he has all the traits which get NFL scouts hot and bothered with regards to the offensive line. And with regards to the Giants need talent and depth across their offensive line, and as one of the top prospects, Little is a definite fit. For him to be a fit with the Giants, he would have to be able to swap his technique and play right tackle, but if he is able to, he could also provide an eventual successor to Nate Solder at left tackle. However, he has some disconcerting (and annoyingly familiar) warts on his game which will need to be addressed by whichever coaching staff receives him later this year. First and foremost is the inconsistencies in his technique which negate his natural traits. Little has long arms, but can be late and wide with his punch, giving up the advantage of his length and power. He can also forget to bring his feet with him when he goes to engage blockers, lunging and negating his quick feet. That creates opportunities for speed rushers to get around him. He will also, on occasion, let his base narrow and hips rise, negating his natural power to anchor against bull rushes. Little has everything the NFL looks for in a starting offensive tackle, but for him to reach his ceiling, he will need to land on a team with an offensive line coach who has both the ability and inclination to work with him. But given his physical traits, the position he plays, and the flashes of upside he shows, it would be moderately stunning if he were to fall out of the first round.
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