The NFL offseason is about to kick in for the Tennessee Titans officially.

The NFL new league year officially begins on March 17th. But it is never the wrong time to look ahead at the 2021 season.

The Titans have some guys who could potentially have a breakout season in 2021. Here are my most likely candidates.

RB DARRYNTON EVANS

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Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Darrynton Evans (32) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Anthony Averett (23) during the second half in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

I already mentioned before that Tennessee Titans running back Darrynton Evans is a potential breakout candidate. I still believe that is the case.

Evans’ speed adds another dynamic to the Titans’ offense. With Jonnu Smith (if he is re-signed), A.J. Brown, and Derrick Henry, the offense is full of size. Evans, who stands at 5’10”, brings speed and elusiveness behind Henry.

Evans missed time in his rookie season with a hamstring injury, so he never had time to showcase his skills. However, in week 15 versus the Lions, Evans showcased just what he could do when given the snaps.

Look for him to potentially breakout and give the Titans a lethal one-two punch at running back.

DB KRISTIAN FULTON

Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton (26) breaks up a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive back Kristian Fulton was drafted late in the second round of the 2020 draft by the Tennessee Titans.

Injuries derailed his rookie season, causing him to miss a lot of time on the injured reserve list. However, when he did play, he caught his first career interception, picking off Kirk Cousins and the Vikings in week three.

If Fulton can stay healthy in 2021, he will be a vital piece of the Titans’ defense. Fulton may begin to establish himself as yet another tremendous second-round pick by Jon Robinson.

DL TEAIR TART

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Dec 6, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Teair Tart (93) walks to the field before the game before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes you hear stories of an undrafted free agent establishing himself as a vital piece of a team. You think of guys like Adam Thielen, Kurt Warner, Antonio Gates, etc.

Tart may not end up with a Hall of Fame carer like some of those guys, but he will establish himself as a solid piece of the Titans defensive line.

The Tennessee Titans have a lot of free agents to re-sign. They also have to fill their void of pass rushers. Because of this, a guy like DaQuan Jones may be sacrificed.

Tart showed promise last season, anyway. Besides an incident of him stepping on a Cleveland Browns player and getting suspended, he showed a lot of upside.

That alone may be a good enough reason for Tennessee to move on from Jones and give Tart a shot. Tart, alongside Jeffery Simmons, could be the start of a new, young defensive tackle duo.

All of these guys have potential, and if any one of them can reach that in 2021, the Tennessee Titans will find themselves in a good place.

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