2008 Stats: 51 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 passes deflected
Whoever acquires this guy will truly get a substantial reward (Lions! HAHA). He may not be the fastest DT in the game, but he is one of the most powerful. Teams strategize against Haynesworth more than any other DT.
His massive frame, 6’6’’ 320 pounds, gives him an advantage against nearly every OL. He gets off the ball even faster than most OL he faces. Until the 2007 season, he wasn’t considered a pass rushing DT.
That was all changed when he recorded six sacks and another 8.5 in 2008.
He led the Titans defense in rank sixth in rushing defense and seventh in total yards. His only flaw is his inability to stay healthy for 16 games, but he is still very likely to become the highest paid DT, maybe player, in NFL history.
He will always be remembered as the guy that stomped on Andre Gurode’s face that resulted in an immediate ejection from the game, an NFL suspension, and a hefty fine.
2009 Prediction: 55 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 FF, 1 INT, 14 games played