The Tennessee Titans will have the first pick of the second round of the NFL Draft tonight and if you ask Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, the team could set its sights on wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
#Titans seem to like Dorial Green-Beckham, who was in for a pre-draft visit. Wouldn't be shocked if he is the pick at No. 33.
— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) May 1, 2015
This would certainly be an interesting selection. The Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick last night, and there have been zero indications thus far that he will be traded. If keeping him is the team’s intention, he’ll need a top receiving target and Green-Beckham can easily be just that.
Green-Beckham has excellent size at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, but hasn’t played in a game since he was with the Missouri Tigers in 2013.
That year, he had 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. Shortly after that season was over, he was dismissed from the team amid an assault investigation. He then transferred to Oklahoma and did not play a down for them, opting to declare for the draft instead.
Character issues aside, Beckham could still be a godsend for the Titans receiving corps. Kendall Wright is a chains-mover who isn’t ever going to be more than a small and speedy slot guy, and Justin Hunter was a disappointment last season. Hakeem Nicks is, well, Hakeem Nicks.
Throw Green-Beckham into the mix, and the Titans receiving game becomes a bit more versatile. His size is sure to draw some double-coverage, allowing Wright to get open more easily. Moreover, his size makes him ideal for shedding tackles with ease. He’ll need some time to work on his game in press coverage, but his overall ceiling is high and if the Titans decide to pick him to kick off Round 2, fans will have more reason to be excited this season.
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