Does he fit what the Titans do?
Bateman was coached by P.J. Fleck who coached Corey Davis at Western Michigan but I think that is probably where the similarities stop.
Unlike Davis, Bateman doesn’t really enjoy blocking very much, which makes sense because, despite his 6’2 frame, he wins a lot with speed and quickness.
At Minnesota, he was moved around inside and outside, and he has the size and speed to line up anywhere you want him to in the NFL. However, I wonder if the Tennessee Titans would really use a player like Bateman inside when they already have Adam Humphries.
In fact, I wonder how many snaps Bateman would get with the Titans without Corey Davis. One one hand, his size, speed and production suggest that he would be a starter in most schemes. However, the Titans run their offense around the running game and the play-action that follows, so would they leave him on the field on run downs when they know he isn’t going to give you much as a blocker?
I think the best argument you can make is that he would get Kalif Raymond‘s reps plus about 50% because he could at least constantly threaten the deep part of the field and force safeties to play him correctly.
Still, I don’t know that he is the physical specimen that the Titans have gone after at WR.