There aren’t many people on earth that have better insight into what it takes to be a great NFL player than Archie Manning.
The Ole Miss Rebels legend enjoyed a career in the NFL that spanned 13 years. And he’s the father to Eli and Peyton Manning, who have combined to win four Super Bowls.
(Let’s not forget about Cooper Manning either, who was good enough to earn a scholarship to Ole Miss, before he was forced to medically retire from football.)
It’s safe to say that the elder Manning is probably a good judge of talent.
That’s why it’s worth listening to what he has to say about Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver AJ Brown (a former Ole Miss standout).
Manning recently said that he believes Brown will be a good NFL wide receiver, calling him a “dependable” and “versatile” player who can “catch the ball”.
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Brown certainly has the potential to be a Pro-Bowl caliber wide receiver in the NFL. The Mississippi native caught 160 passes for more than 2,500 yards over the final two years of his college career. Those are impressive numbers in the SEC. In fact, a lot of Brown’s damage came against SEC teams. Brown went over 100 receiving yards in a game on six occasions last season. Four of those instances came against SEC opponents.
There will definitely be a learning curve for Brown as he adjusts to life in the NFL. But it appears that Tennessee has a potentially elite receiving duo in Brown and third year wide receiver Corey Davis.
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