4 emerging surprises at Tennessee Titans training camp

Which players have provided a pleasant surprise so far during training camp?

Tennessee Titans, training camp
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2. Colton Dowell, WR

The Titans have been starving for some consistency at the wide receiver position. Obviously, that's a big reason why the team signed veteran DeAndre Hopkins, who has been showing exactly what he's still capable of thus far in camp. But, behind Hopkins, there aren't a lot of proven names.

That's why this position is such an important one to watch for the remainder of camp and the preseason.

One guy fighting for a spot has shown some impressive versatility thus far, and that's seventh-round pick Colton Dowell out of Tennessee-Martin. He's not just made a couple of touchdown grabs in camp, but he's shown an ability to stand out on special teams.

This is the type of player Sean McVay wants out of a late-round pick; a guy who can compete and hold his own as a reserve wideout but also make an impact on special teams. Dowell has the size at 6-foot-3 and above-average speed, which could make him a perfect gunner on punt team but also a developmental type on the outside at receiver.