Tennessee Titans: Final grades for 2019 draft picks
WR A.J. Brown
Final rookie grade: A+
Where do I even begin with the Titans’ rookie sensation Arthur Juan Brown?
Saying that this team and their fan base has been yearning for a franchise wide receiver would be a massive understatement. Tennessee has been searching for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver ever since Derrick Mason decided to leave Nashville and take his talents to Baltimore.
In previous years, the team invested top draft picks at the position in hopes of filling the void by selecting the likes of Kenny Britt, Justin Hunter, Kendall Wright, Dorian Green-Beckham, and Corey Davis among others. However, the team only received limited production in return.
Fortunately, that all changed last April when Tennessee selected a mammoth and productive receiver out of Ole Miss with the 51st pick in the draft named A.J. Brown.
Brown took the league by storm from his very first game and he quickly let everyone know that he belonged on that field by hitting the 100-yard mark in his NFL debut.
Brown never looked back from that moment, as he went on to be one of the most explosive and exciting players in the league the rest of the year. Brown averaged an absurd 20.2 yards per reception and looked like he was a real life video game with the ball in his hands.
The former Ole Miss standout hit another level as a rookie once the quarterback change to Ryan Tannehill was made back in October. Brown finished with at least 60 receiving yards in six of those 10 regular season games with Tannehill, including a four-game span in December where Brown accumulated 440 total yards and five touchdowns.
The future is undoubtedly extremely bright for the rookie receiver. He has the potential to be one of, if not the most prolific wide receiver this franchise has ever seen if he is able to continue to strive for greatness.
Considering the work ethic that Brown complements his world class talents with, along with the fact that his hunger for greatness never lets him settle, there’s an early indication that this rookie will be special for years to come.
Brown finished his rookie year with 52 catches, 1,051 receiving yards, and nine total touchdowns on the year, numbers that have earned Brown a chance at Offensive Rookie of the Year.