Titans select receiver A.J. Brown in second round

Titans select receiver A.J. Brown in second round

The Tennessee Titans spent their second-round pick on a wide receiver, selecting Ole Miss’ A.J. Brown with the 51st pick overall.
Brown is from Starkville, Miss., and was a high school and college rival of Titans first-round pick Jeffery Simmons.
Brown is the Rebels’ all-time leading receiver with 2,984 receiving yards and had 189 career receptions. Brown collected 85 receptions last season and had 1,320 yards receiving.
The 6-0, 230-pound receiver joins a suddenly remade Titans receiver room that added slot receiver Adam Humphries in free agency in the off-season. Those two will join Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe, all of whom were inconsistent last season in their production. The Titans last had a 1,000-yard receiver in 2013 when Kendall Wright accomplished the feat.
Brown was used primarily as a slot receiver by the Rebels last season, but said he can play on the outside as well, that moved there after an injury to fellow 2019 draft classmate D.K. Metcalf last season.
“At Ole Miss, I was a slot guy, because D.K (Metcalf) got hurt, but I can do both. I can play inside or out without a problem. I can run any route,” Brown said.
Brown said that running routes is his strength, and he doesn’t lack for confidence and said it shows when he has the football.
Asked about his strength, Brown said, “I would say it would have to be my route-running and then what I do after the catch. I’m really special when I get the ball in my hands, and I thrive on that.”
Brown, who has a thick frame for a wideout, said his speed won’t be an issue.
“I”m not going to blow the roof off, but I can blow by some guys. It’s just everything I do. I can do a litle bit of everything,” Brown said.
Brown also has some baseball in his background, signing with the San Diego Padres organization in 2016.However, he said in his introductory conference call with the Titans that his future is in football and that he is finished with baseball.

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *