Pro Football Focus’ ranking for the Tennessee Titans’ receiving corps. is actually pretty solid.
It isn’t often we say this about any rankings for the Tennessee Titans, but Pro Football Focus gave their receiving corps. a fair ranking.
General manager Jon Robinson has done a solid job adding to this group of pass-catchers, which is led by No. 1 wideout, Corey Davis.
With the signing of slot receiver Adam Humphries and the selection of rookie A.J. Brown in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Titans have the best receiving unit this franchise has seen in recent memory.
As a result, PFF thinks the Titans are the 17th-best receiving corps. in the NFL going into 2019.
"Tennessee added a couple of new faces to their receiving room this offseason with the signing of slot receiver Adam Humphries and second-round draft pick A.J. Brown. Humphries, a former Buccaneer, is exclusively a slot receiver as no other wide receiver in the NFL has played more receiving snaps in the slot since 2017. Brown, PFF’s 20th-rated prospect in this year’s class, gives the Titans big-time playmaking ability as he finished with 33 explosive plays for Ole Miss in 2018 (7th in CFB)."
While we know what Humphries can do in the slot, Davis, and especially Brown, are a bit more unknown. Otherwise this group could be ranked higher.
Davis isn’t as big of a wild card of course, but the question will be if he can make the jump from a good young receiver to a star and over 1,000-yard guy. After watching him in camp for a week, I can honestly say it looks like the former No. 5 overall pick is ready to make that leap.
Brown, on the other hand, is going to be much more unpredictable. He hasn’t done much in camp after suffering a minor injury on the first day. We haven’t seen enough of the Ole Miss product in practice to get a good idea of just where he is in his development.
Regardless, Brown has No. 1 receiver potential and his skill set is not only a great fit for the Titans’ offense, but he has the versatility to play all over the field, allowing Tennessee more flexibility in using him.
Brown should be the No. 3 receiver in this offense when 2019 begins, with Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor filling in behind him.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota has some great new weapons to use in 2019. And, if those aforementioned questions are answered with Davis and Brown, and Humphries can do his thing in the slot, this ranking for the Tennessee Titans’ receivers could push into the top 10.