Tennessee Titans massively upgrade special teams in Round 6

Racey McMath (17) Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
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The Tennessee Titans have revamped the wide receiver room after their Day 3 picks, but probably not in the way that fans expected.

With A.J. Brown and Josh Reynolds cemented as the top-two receivers on the roster, Tennessee added depth behind them with the trade for versatile and solid Dez Fitzpatrick in their first move of the day. After nearly 100 picks, they selected another receiver.

This time they took Racey McMath from LSU, and if you didn’t know that name don’t worry you weren’t alone. So what is McMath as a prospect?

He’s sort of an enigma because he spent most of his career inside in the slot, despite being nearly six-foot-three and running a 4.34-second 40-yard dash. He never showed the development to push players like Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, or Terrace Marshall for a chance to start on the outside though.

While he didn’t develop into a great receiver prospect, he is going to earn a spot on the team by being an outstanding special teams player. If there is one way to endear yourself to a coaching staff while you try to find your legs as an offensive player, it is by being willing to play on special teams. Grade: B

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After taking Mcmath, the Titans added another special teams stud in Brady Breeze. He’s a safety from the Oregon Ducks program.

Breeze was a rotational player and someone who made his money on special teams in college, but it seemed like he might be poised for a breakout season in 2020. At the end of the 2019 season, he was the MVP of the Rose Bowl and was starting to earn real-time as a starter.

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He chose to opt out of the season and instead of trying to improve his chances of being viewed as a starting safety, he was fine with a path to playing time similar to what he had been through during his time in Oregon. Grade: B