For the second year in a row, the Tennessee Titans drafted a player in the second round of the NFL Draft that possesses first round talent.
Wide receiver AJ Brown, whom the Titans selected with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was widely viewed as a player that had the talent to sneak into the first round.
Tennessee landing him in the middle of the second round was an absolute steal.
And I’m far from the only one who feels that way. Highly regarded NFL analyst Charles Davis is a big fan of Brown. The former Tennessee Vols defensive back recently told Titans Online that he views Brown as a thicker version of Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed.
Here’s what Davis had to say:
“Now he has a ways to go to be Andre Reed. But he’s a thicker version of him, with good hands, and he’s an excellent route runner. He can maneuver in traffic. I like that pick a lot. And you know what he does? He helps a quarterback like Marcus Mariota who likes to throw to tight ends. Delanie Walker is coming back after injury. A.J Brown can take a good number of those tight end routes inside and create nice plays for them.”
Brown, along with third year wide receiver Corey Davis, could give the Titans a potentially elite receiving duo. Add in free agent addition Adam Humphries, plus tight end Delanie Walker, and the Titans have the makings of an elite offense.
At this point, it hinges on whether or not quarterback Marcus Mariota can take the Tennessee offense to the next level.
This will be the most talent Mariota’s ever had to work with. If he can stay healthy, it could certainly be the beginning of something special for the Titans.
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