Mason Kinsey WR, Berry College
Kinsey is a player that is hard to get an accurate feel for and sure, a lot of that has to do with the fact that he played at a D3 school. However, usually, the guys that thrive in smaller schools have something physically that makes them stand out, or they have one great year followed by a year of regression.
Kinsey is different though because while he ranged from dominant to very good (we will get to that) the strange thing is that he grew from 5’9 to a whopping 5’10 over the course of his college career.
On top of that, his numbers were average including running a 4.64 40-yard dash despite weighing just 198 lb.
So Kinsley isn’t a late bloomer and he isn’t a freak athlete, so how did he make an NFL training camp?
Well, a lot of that had to do with Kinsey’s ability to adapt to teams trying to take him away. After a 1,245 yard season in 2017, he saw his production drop to 775 yards in 2018. Instead of falling somewhere in the middle of those two numbers for his final season, he went out and put up 1,221 yards while posting a career-best 18.8 yards per catch.
Throughout those three seasons, he had 17, 16 and 16 TDs in order so even though his yardage dipped he was still a massive contributor.
Mike Vrabel played with Wes Welker and Jon Robinson was highly respected in the front office that traded a pick for Welker. Robinson was also involved in bringing another undersized UDFA into the fold when he was key in signing Adam Humphries to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
I’m not saying Kinsey will be that guy for the Titans, but I am saying that if anyone was going to identify the next Welker it would be the Titans. Luckily, they will have a spot to give him because they still desperately need help at WR.