The Tennessee Titans’ receiving corps. Currently one of the biggest question marks is that the team is going into 2022, so it’s no surprise the unit was ranked poorly by Pro Football Focus.
According to PFF’s Ben Linsey, the Titans have the No. 26 receiving corps. In the NFL going into 2022, landing in the ‘could be strength or weakness’ tier.
The Titans moved on from AJ Brown and Julio Jones this offseason and replaced them with Robert Woods and rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks. Jones is no longer the player who was perennially best in the conversation for the NFL, but he is still a strong starting option when healthy (76.8 PFF receiving grade in 2021). And Brown is one of the best, young receivers in the league.
Woods was a productive receiver for the Rams since joining the team in 2017, but there’s a 30-year-old coming off a midseason torn ACL as your new No. Risk related 1 option. Similar concerns could be voiced for Burks given his role at Arkansas and the lack of experience outside and against press coverage. Those pieces could come together – hence the inclusion in the “could have a strength or weakness” tier – but it was far from a sure thing.
The Titans needed help at wide receiver even before trading AJ Brown, so his loss was a tough one to say the least.
Now, the Titans are looking at 30-year-old Robert Woods as their No. 1 receiver, but the veteran is no surety, as he is coming off a torn ACL and may not be himself back in his first season (see: Bud Dupree).
Behind Woods is an even bigger question mark.
Treylon Burks and Kyle Philips are total wild cards as rookies, and 2021 fourth-round pick Dez Fitzpatrick is not even a lock to make the roster, let alone a key contributor.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is a nice player and depth piece but this team can depend on big production. And, beyond those four players are just hoping to secure a roster spot.
The concern about Tennessee’s receiving group is warranted, and we fully expect this position to be associated with a veteran addition at some point before or after training camp.
We recently went over Tennessee’s top wide receiver options in free agency, which you can check out here.
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