Tennessee Titans: Wide receiver depth chart after 2021 NFL Draft
The Tennessee Titans have 11 wide receivers listed on their roster after the 2021 NFL Draft. What can Titans fans expect the position to look like this season?
The Titans had some turnover at the wide receiver position this offseason. Corey Davis is now a member of the Jets and Adam Humphries signed with the Washington Football Team. That gives Tennessee A.J. Brown as really the only known commodity at the position.
Here are the receivers listed on the Titans’ official roster:
- Cameron Batson
- A.J. Brown
- Rashard Davis
- Dez Fitzpatrick
- Cody Hollister
- Marcus Johnson
- Mason Kinsey
- Racey McMath
- Josh Reynolds
- Chester Rogers
- Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Brown is obviously going to be a starter and that’s not up for discussion. The second-round pick from Ole Miss has produced two stellar seasons in which he compiled over 1,000 yards each season and found the end zone at least eight times. He has 2,126 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns through just two years in the NFL. He’s absolutely a starter.
The other likely starter is Reynolds, who the Titans brought in this offseason via free agency. Reynolds had his best NFL season a year ago with the Rams, grabbing 52 passes for 618 yards and two touchdowns. He started 13 games for LA and while he’s not an explosive receiver like Brown is, he very much fits the WR2 role.
Batson, Davis, Hollister, and Westbrook-Ikhine have played for the Titans before in some capacity but none have shown a whole lot. Batson was the most impressive out of all of them, as he had 100 yards receiving last year and scored a touchdown as well.
Fitzpatrick and McMath joined the Tennessee Titans via the draft with both receivers hearing their names called on Day 3. Fitzpatrick was a fourth-round selection out of Louisville, totaling 2,589 yards and 21 touchdowns through his four-year career with the Cardinals. McMath was chosen in the sixth round and had 522 yards and four touchdowns through three years at LSU.
The two draft picks will likely get a longer leash in training camp and preseason due to Tennessee spending picks on them. I’ll be curious to see what both of them look like in this system and if they can build a strong connection with Ryan Tannehill.
The Tennessee Titans are fortunate to have A.J. Brown returning for the 2021 season but losing both Davis and Humphries is going to knock this offense back a few pegs. Davis had just shy of 1,000 yards receiving last year and now the Titans are hoping that either Reynolds or Fitzpatrick can be what Davis was a year ago.
The wide receiver position is definitely going to have its fair share of competition and it’ll be a fun camp battle to watch this summer.