Sports Illustrated Predicts Surprise Titans Player to Make First Pro Bowl

Larry Rupp
Sports Illustrated predicts Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons to make the Pro Bowl in 2021.
Sports Illustrated predicts Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons to make the Pro Bowl in 2021. / Will Newton/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL season is just around the corner in the fall and it is never too early to start thinking about which players will break out for their respective squads. Well, Sports Illustrated believesTennessee Titans defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons is in for a big season as well as a Pro Bowl nod.

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Simmons was the Titans' first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft and he stepped up to take on a bigger role last season. The 23-year-old playmaker racked up 49 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 5 pass breakups and 3 fumble recoveries across 15 starts for Tennessee in 2020. He also had 14 quarterback hits.

More importantly, Simmons proved to be one of the best run-stoppers in the league. In fact, his statistics played out so well that the Titans could count on a run against them going for almost a yard less when Simmons was on the field versus when he was on the sidelines.

With a full offseason of programs and practices, Simmons has the opportunity to improve even more before kickoff in September. He will once again play a key role on a Titans' defense looking to upgrade from its average of 27.0 points per game allowed last season (No. 24 in NFL).

Simmons may not be a household name quite yet, but that could change as early as next season. The Titans currently have odds set at +115 to win the AFC south division and odds set at +2800 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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