3 sleeper WRs that have a chance to make the Tennessee Titans roster

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No one is going to confuse the Tennessee Titans wide receiver room with what teams like the Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals have, but it is more crowded at the top than people realize.

The addition of DeAndre Hopkins made life easier for the rest of the Tennessee Titans wide receivers because it meant that defenses would be forced to play the Titans honestly, but his impact has gone beyond that.

Treylon Burks was already showing all the signs of a young player ready to take a leap, but he has exceeded even those expectations in camp. Burks has consistently dominated his one-on-one matchups, improved his routecraft, and he is in phenomenal shape.

Whether you call Hopkins or Burks the WR1, you aren't wrong. Both guys are in a position to have a huge impact on this offense, all they need is the volume to prove it.

When you talk about Tennessee Titans receivers, the next name that everyone needs to know is Kyle Philips. The second-year dynamo is tearing up training camp once again and frankly his agility and elusiveness border on disrespectful.

There has been a lot of talk about Hopkins or other receivers spending time in the slot to take advantage of matchups this year, but if Philips is healthy then there is no one on this roster that can abuse a slot corner, safety, or a linebacker like he can.

So those are your "starting" three, but those aren't the only three receivers that should be considered locks to make the roster.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine's veteran status, utility as a backup, and special teams experience make him a near lock to make the 53-man roster, and as long as he isn't being asked to play more than 10 snaps on offense he will be an asset to this team.

One name that has gone under the radar is Chris Moore who Mike Vrabel (uncharacteristically) raved about in a recent press conference. Not only that, but the vertical threat has been making plays in training camp and he looks like he was hand-picked to fill the void left behind by Kalif Raymond years ago.

That is how quickly the you can get to five near-locks for the Tennessee Titans at receiver, and recently only six receivers have made the roster under Mike Vrabel.

If that is the case, then there are several receivers all battling it out for one last spot, and the buzz in training camp points to it being one of these three.

Which sleeper can make the cut for the Tennessee Titans?

By far the most surprising name on this list is UDFA Tre'Shaun Harrison.

When the UDFA class was announced, no one was talking about Harrison as the gem of the group. In fact, there was more concern that former UGA receiver Kearis Jackson wasn't on the list than anything else.

After doing some good things in OTAs and minicamp, Harrison has continued his hot streak and has shown up in nearly every practice as the best "other" receiver on the roster. Like all of these players, special teams will be crucial to their chances of making the team, but he has done good things with both Will Levis and Malik Willis and he is getting noticed.

Speaking of getting noticed, Reggie Roberson has had nice back-to-back practices or the Titans. After fully recovering from his knee injury, it will be interesting to see if he can sustain the hype because if he can get back to what he was at SMU, his explosiveness might be worth a roster spot.

Finally, Colton Dowell has had an up and down camp which is common for a rookie, especially one drafted in the seventh round. However, the coaches seem to be happy enough with his progress and it is important to remember how Dowell was selected.

Unlike the other picks in the draft, the Day 3 picks really aren't made by Mike Vrabel and Ran Carthon. Those two obviously have to sign off on the selections, but area scouts and position coaches get together and decide which prospects they want on the roster.

Assuming that this held true for receivers coach Rob Moore, then Dowell's athleticism and flashes might be enough to earn him a spot on the roster as a special teamer/developmental prospect to be evaluated later.