Perhaps we should have known that a former LSU Tigers skill player wasn’t coming to Tennessee Titans camp to simply hang out and see what happens. The SEC produces some of the best NFL talents on a yearly basis, and Racey McMath, a guy who’s been a teammate of both Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase during his time with the Bayou Bengals, has shown during the early stages of Titans camp that he isn’t here to simply accept a spot on the practice squad.
He’s showing up to work early. He’s hanging out after work late, and whenever the ball is tossed in his direction, good things have a tendency to happen.
Can McMath work his way past Reynolds on the Tennessee Titans depth chart?
As we’ve discussed this group of Tennessee Titans receivers, two names have come up quite often, and rightfully so. Julio Jones is a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. A.J. Brown is one of the brightest young stars in the NFL at the wide receiver position.
Then, there are the guys that we’ve thought about as being potential fifth and sixth guys on what should be a 53-man roster that takes six wideouts into the regular season (Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson, and Cameron Batson). The argument can be made that McMath seems to be working his way past Batson, Johnson, and Westbrook-Ikhine on the depth chart, and if things progress as they are currently, there’s a chance that he might be in that second tier of Titans receivers with Josh Reynolds and Dez Fitzpatrick.
Here’s what Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing had to say following Tennessee’s fourth training camp practice on the final day of July.
"Yeah, Racey’s a hungry kid. It’s awesome to watch him work. he loves coming to work and getting out here early. You know, putting in the extra time to try to learn the techniques we’re asking him to do, so (we’re) really excited about where he’s at and the progression he’s made. I think Rob Moore’s doing a great job with him, getting him acclimated to our system, and (I’m) excited to see what his future looks like."
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Don’t be surprised if Racey Mcmath sneaks into that top six and possibly climbs into that starting lineup for now, especially with guys at his position, Reynolds included, sitting out of practice. He left the Tennessee Titans’ second on-field session early on Thursday and hasn’t returned to the practice field since.