Tennessee Titans WRs continue to impress in training camp

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Right now Tennessee Titans fans are in a weird position when it comes to the wide receiver position. How confident should they be after seeing the first week of training camp?

On one hand, A.J. Brown’s forced trade throws a wrench in a lot of the plans on offense. Guys like Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are going to be asked to do more than they were expecting, and Ryan Tannehill loses the receiver that he had the strongest chemistry with.

However, over the first week of training camp, everything has gone as well as it possibly could have for the Tennessee Titans’ weapons.

Bobby Trees and NWI look like they can handle the additional workload, and Woods especially has impressed people with both his quick recovery and work ethic.

Treylon Burks looks outstanding and through three practices he hasn’t missed a beat in terms of conditioning. In the first practice of training camp he thrived in the heat and won a diving catch on a fade route, then the next time the Titans had a competitive practice he won in individual drills despite Roger McCreary being incredibly physical (though you couldn’t tell it was physical from how strongly Burks ran his route).

Even better news, it isn’t just Woods, NWI, and Burks winning in one-on-ones.

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While no one is allowed to post clips of the “team” portion of practice, there are plenty of clips from the other portions including this two-minute cut-up from Jim Wyatt.

There is a lot to digest in those two minutes, but here are a few things I noted:

-Kyle Philips (18), ran a nasty route to get open on a back shoulder throw from Ryan Tannehill.

-The new and improved Dez Fitzpatrick (10) had a really nice route of his own to win at the top of his route.

-Treylon Burks (16) showed off his Nuk Hopkins moves by dealing with a physical Roger McCreary by using his power and well-timed hands. Later he slammed on the brakes on a curl route for an easy catch.

-Racey McMath (13) won on a deep route by using his speed to blow past the cornerback and then he showed great concentration when he made a sliding catch.

And that is just naming a few standout plays.

Disclaimer: This is training camp and these drills favor the offense because there is no pass rush and no disguised coverage.

Even knowing that it doesn’t change the fact that the Tennessee Titans’ pass catchers look good and all reports say that they are doing well in team drills too. Ryan Tannehill seems to be on fire right now and he is winning at all levels of the field, and we haven’t even talked about how good the tight ends look.

Don’t call them a top-10 group of WRs and TEs yet, but there are a lot of reasons to be impressed with what the offense looks like so far. Tennessee Titans fans should be very pleased with this group coming out of the gate.