Entering his third season with the Tennessee Titans, linebacker Jayon Brown is coming off a breakout 2018 campaign which saw a significant improvement from his debut season in seemingly every aspect of his game.
Brown’s rookie campaign left much to be desired after he was selected with the 155th overall pick of the 2017 draft. He finished with a 54.1 overall grade across 527 total snaps, and he contributed just 18 defensive stops. He spent much of the year as the team’s passing-down option at linebacker with 75.7% of his snaps being in coverage.
In his second season, the UCLA product made a sophomore jump, making nine starts among the Titans’ linebacking corps in his breakout season. Brown’s overall grade of 81.6 was a 27.5-point increase from Year 1 in the league, and it ranked ninth at the position. As a result, Brown’s snaps significantly increased with more usage defending the run (35.2 percent of snaps in 2018 – compared to 16.5 percent in 2017). He generated a total of 40 defensive stops with 23 being stops against the run.
In addition to improving his…