If you were going to draw up the perfect secondary consisting of the best defensive backs in the NFL, Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard would no doubt be part of it.
And that’s the way Pro Football Focus sees it, also, as the outlet named Byard as one of the safeties in its “ideal NFL secondary for 2020”.
“The Titans still play those shells on well over half of their defensive snaps, but they run some variety of split safety look on around a third of their defensive snaps (32.6% Cover 2, 4 of 6), and Byard has had three-straight good or great seasons. Byard has been a ballhawk in his time in the league, averaging over 10 combined interceptions and pass breakups in each of the past three seasons. He is a solid tackler, too, missing just 10 over the past two seasons on over 170 tackle attempts. Byard would be a good safety within any coverage system, which makes him the best for this one.”