Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has been an excellent producer during his Tennessee Titans career. Casey is going to turn thirty years old during the 2019 season, and it may be time to start thinking about strengthening the defensive line around Casey as he begins to enter the ladder stages of his career.
Brett Urban and DaQuan Jones occupy the other starting interior positions with Casey, even after adding Jeffery Simmons in 2019, who will likely miss most of this season. Those other two don’t provide much production for that defensive front.
The Titans look to Alabama to snag defensive tackle Raekwon Davis. Despite a drop in production from 2017 to 2018, Davis possesses all the tools to make plays up and down the defensive line. The Derrick Brown vs. Raekwon Davis battle to become the top interior defensive lineman in the 2020 NFL Draft will be a very interesting one.
The Houston Texans just invested a couple of high draft choices to the offensive tackle position. How those investments pan out still remains to be seen, but the interior positions can still stand for some additional help. Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey is coming off of an excellent season where he elevated himself to one of the best offensive linemen in college football.
Although Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz is widely considered the top center in next year’s cycle, Humphrey will present a good challenge. Due to his imposing size (6-5, 325 pounds), Humphrey may also be able to provide some positional versatility with his ability to play guard as well.
It is not a stretch to say that Humphrey immediately becomes the Texans best offensive lineman the day he steps onto the field.