First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Agree To Deal With DGB


The Tennessee Titans used their time on Monday to get a deal done with second-round draft pick Dorial Green-Beckham before they get back on the field today. That makes seven of nine 2015 draft picks under contract with only first-rounders Marcus Mariota and third-rounder Jeremiah Poutasi not yet under contract. Teams have until Training Camp starts next month to get deals done.

Tennessee Titans agree to terms with draft pick Dorial Green-Beckham – USA Today Sports

The Tennessee Titanshave agreed to terms on a contract with their second round draft selection, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

The Titans announced the deal Monday but did not release terms of the contract.

The 6-foot-5, 237-pound Green-Beckham spent last season at Oklahoma practicing with the Sooners but ineligible to play under NCAA transfer rules. The native of Springfield, Missouri, spent his first two seasons at Missouri where he caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards with 17 touchdowns. He was the 40th selection overall.

Way too early to worry about Marcus Mariota’s negotiations with Titans – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

The Titans announced Monday they’ve agreed to terms with second-round receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. That means they’ve signed all but No. 2 pick Marcus Mariota, their new quarterback, and third-round offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi.

Camp doesn’t open until the last week of July and whether a rookie is under contract doesn’t matter until then.

I field a ton of questions about why Mariota has not been signed yet. To which I say I don’t know but it doesn’t really matter right now given how much time they have.

Tennessee Titans not mincing words with Justin Hunter – Joe Soriano NFLSpinZone

The 2013 NFL Draft class gave us two talented but raw wide receivers from the Tennessee Volunteers program in current Tennessee Titans “X” wideout Justin Hunterand Minnesota Vikings “How should we use him?” receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Both are coming off of very disappointing 2014 seasons, and both could even face competition from rookies, as the Titans spent a second-round pick on Dorial Green-Beckham and the Vikings took a flier on Maryland product Stefon Diggs.

Ken Whisenhunt putting Justin Hunter on notice – Chris Wesseling Around The NFL

After finishing near the bottom of the league in catch rate for the second consecutive year, Hunter isfacing competition in the form of veteran Hakeem Nicks and rookie second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham this offseason.

Hunter has turned in a couple of impressive minicamp practices, leading coach Ken Whisenhunt to suggest this is a make-or-break season for the third-year wideout.

“At some point, you either get it or you won’t be in this league anymore,” Whisenhunt said last week, via the Tennessean. “That’s the natural order of the NFL.”

POLL: Titans 2015 Comeback Player of the Year – Jimmy Morris Music City Miracles

The Titans have a quite a few players coming off serious injuries.  At least one of them, hopefully, will come back in 2015 and have a huge year.  Here are the 4 candidates that I have identifies for comeback player of the year:

"I considered Taylor Lewan as a candidate, but his season really never got going last year, and there really isn’t anything for him to come back from since he was a rookie.  If there is anyone else that you think should be considered, let me know in the comments."

Titans ranked last by one veteran NFL observer – Jim Wyatt The Tennessean

Peter King unveiled his 2015 offseason power rankings for MMQB, and let’s just say he isn’t impressed with the Titans.

The veteran NFL journalist has the Titans ranked last among the NFL’s 32 teams. His comment: ” I love the Marcus Mariota pick. I don’t love the supporting cast, and he’s not a guy who’s going to be great day one. Or day 24.”

The Titans, who went 2-14 last season, are clearly going to have to earn respect.

King ranks the Ravens first and the Seahawks second, followed by the Packers, Chiefs and Patriots. From the AFC South, he has the Colts 11th, Texans 28th and Jaguars 30th.

Titans seek big third-down improvement – John Glennon The Tennessean

When Ken Whisenhunt has been asked about areas the Titans need to improve in this year, one of his most frequent responses has been offensive third-down success.

And with good reason.

The Titans were awful in that department in 2014, posting a 30.1 percent third-down success rate that ranked second-to-last in the league.

That was a seismic shift for Whisenhunt from 2013, when he was serving as San Diego’s offensive coordinator and play-caller. His Chargers led the league in third-down conversions that season, posting a 49 percent success rate.

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