Tennessee Titans position battle: Who is the final wide receiver
There is serious competition for the Titans final spot at WR.
There is no debating who the Tennessee Titans will roll with at the wide receiver position heading into the 2020 season, at least at the top of the group.
A.J. Brown and Corey Davis are entrenched as the starters in two-wide sets, with Adam Humphries manning the slot. Kalif Raymond has earned the role of deep threat/primary backup with an impressive end to the season last year and a focused offseason.
The Titans seem to really like Cameron Batson and he will likely make the team as the fifth receiver on the depth chart.
Because Raymond and Batson are relatively inexperienced, having more depth behind them would seem to be a wise decision. Raymond had played 12 total games since debuting in 2016 before landing in Tennessee, where he played in 10 games and caught a total of 10 passes. Batson has played in 11 games and caught eight passes.
It makes even more sense when you consider the respective physical profiles of the Titans’ third, fourth and fifth receivers: Humphries is 5-11, 195 pounds; Raymond is 5-9, 185 pounds; Batson is 5-8, 175 pounds. Those body types generally can’t take much of a beating in the NFL. Humphries and Raymond both missed time last year with injuries, while Batson missed the entire season due to a mid-summer shoulder injury.
Given that information, we can be led to believe that the Titans will feel the need to carry a sixth pass-catcher into the season, though the main question is who will earn that spot without preseason games.