You don’t see people talking about second rounders making this big a difference this early, but the Tennessee Titans are changing everything about their look and this kid might be a big part of a dangerously dynamic offense if properly set up.
With the 40th overall selection, the Titans took wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to get more help for new quarterback Marcus Mariota. It was quite a steal for the Titans with Green-Beckham being one of the most rare types of wide receivers in terms of height-speed-weight ratio.
Green-Beckham might be a phenomenal specimen on the field but he has more off field issues that some of the most problematic veterans in the league. And he is only a rookie. He was kicked out of Missouri last year and he has been arrested multiple times for incidents involving marijuana but never charged at all. All these incidents would have cost him ample time if he had been in the league, it probably cost him to dropped out of the first round.
Of course that’s not the only thing Green-Beckham is known for. He is a physical specimen with an incredible ability to make catches nobody expects be made. He can see a ball late and still catch up to it in time, and he is skilled and strong enough to turn would be interceptions into impressive catches. He is agile enough to move and contort himself in the right position to get his hands on the ball. Not to mention he has reliable hands to make a swift catch at any point.
Green-Beckham will fight WR Justin Hunter for a spot alongside WR Kendall Wright in the starting lineup, certainly a young trio with a lot of potential. It will depend on how Mariota develops a chemistry with each of them. Certainly how much discipline he gets will play a part on the time he spends on the field and that is a lot more pressure on the coaches who already have to deal with revitalizing a team with 2 wins.