Tennessee Titans training camp: Whose stock is up and whose is falling

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Stock up: Tennessee Titans wide receivers Racey McMath and Marcus Johnson

Training camp has not been easy for the offense so far, but there are a few reasons why that is tolerable.

Titan Sized has already covered why Ryan Tannehill’s interceptions aren’t a bad thing and why they shouldn’t concern you. Similarly, we have also covered why rest days for star receivers like Julio Jones and A.J. Brown really don’t hurt the team.

Still, it hasn’t been all bad on the offensive side of the ball and two players have stood out above the rest.

Rookie Racey McMath came into OTAs with the #81 jersey and many people compared him to Jonnu Smith (the official site has him listed at 6-foot-3, 217 lbs.). Despite his size, McMath wasn’t brought in to block which became clear when he set training camp on fire during the first week of practice.

His blend of size and speed make him a must-watch player during the preseason.

At this point, it feels like everyone knows about the sensational upside of McMath, but few people are talking about Marcus Johnson despite the fact that beat writers keep saying that he makes at least one big play per day.

If A.J. Brown and Julio Jones sit out most or all of the preseason action, then guys like McMath Johnson are going to get a lot of playing time. Keep an eye on #81 and #88 on Friday night.