Tennessee Titans: Analyzing top 5 plays from Week 1 win
5. A.J. Brown’s 51-yard reception
Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown made explosive plays throughout the game. However, it was this 51-yard reception in the third quarter that showed exactly why the Titans drafted him with the 51st overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
The former Ole Miss standout created enough separation for Mariota to comfortably hit Brown in stride so that he could use his athleticism to make a play. Brown showed all of the attributes that make him a physical specimen on this one highlight.
Brown used his savvy route running to create separation from the defensive back. He then showed off his natural power as he threw a vicious stiff arm that was as effortless and effective as his route running.
As the Cleveland defender came to a crashing halt, the Titans rookie receiver never broke stride, and he began to use his 4.49 speed as he pulled away for about 35 more yards. Brown finished his NFL debut with three catches for 100 yards.