If a player is going to be great in the NFL, it will largely depend on their talent level, discipline and dedication.
Basically, it’s up to the individual to put it all together.
But having a mentor or two along the way certainly can’t hurt.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis, who is entering his third season in the NFL, looks like he’s going to play the part of mentor for 2019 second round draft selection AJ Brown.
Davis took time after Titans OTA’s on Tuesday to work with the rookie wide receiver, giving him a few pointers on how to play in the NFL.
Post practice tips for A.J. Brown from Corey Davis. pic.twitter.com/FacAiNhLeO
— Luke Worsham (@luke_worsham) May 21, 2019
“You gotta pay the cost to be the boss” – @Brown1arthur
— AtoZSports Nashville (@AtoZSports) May 21, 2019
This is something that Titans fans should love to see.
Davis has plenty to prove after playing his first full season (he missed five games as a rookie in 2017) in the NFL last year. The former Western Michigan standout has the talent to be a perennial Pro-Bowl wide receiver, but he’s still working to reach an elite level.
It would be easy for Davis to worry more about his own game, instead of helping a rookie. Davis has had his share of doubters during his first couple of years in the league, but he’s not letting that affect his preparation or how he approaches being a teammate.
By the way, it’s not just Davis that’s a fan of Brown. Cornerback Malcolm Butler already likes what he sees from the former Ole Miss wide receiver.
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) May 21, 2019
Brown has the potential to be a special player. And he has the right teammates around him to help him reach that potential.
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