When the Tennessee Titans drafted LSU product and wide receiver Racey McMath in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft, it was figured that his best bet to make the roster would be through special teams work.
However, after the first four days of training camp, McMath is turning heads as a receiver instead, and is among the biggest standouts in practice thus far.
He has certainly caught the eye of fellow wideout, A.J. Brown, who says McMath reminds him of their teammate, superstar wide receiver, Julio Jones.
“To be honest, I don’t want to say this, but he (McMath) kind of reminds me of Julio (Jones),” Brown said, via Jim Wyatt of Titans Online. “That’s the upside I think he has in him.”
We’ve seen McMath make some Julio-esque jump ball catches in training camp thus far, and he has posted an impressive body of work overall, especially when you consider that he’s just a rookie.
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Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing also praised the rookie wide receiver after practice on Saturday.
#Titans‘ Todd Downing: Racey McMath is a hungry kid … really excited where he’s at, what progression he’s made.
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The Titans suddenly have a crowded and complicated situation at the position beyond Julio Jones, A.J. Brown, Josh Reynolds and Dez Fitzpatrick, all of whom are locks to make the roster.
McMath and Marcus Johnson have been among the most impressive players in training camp thus far, and other wide receivers such as Mason Kinsey, Cameron Batson and Chester Rogers are competing for the punt return job.
Adding to those players, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is a near-lock to make the roster after being a special teams ace in 2020. With each passing day, it’s looking more and more likely that the Titans might carry seven receivers.