Julio Jones references? Titans rookie WR Racey McMath raising expectations in a hurry

By John Glennon

    A.J. Brown started strong, hesitated briefly and then dropped a bomb.

    This wasn’t one of the Titans Pro Bowler’s pass routes, mind you, but rather Brown’s response when asked his impression of rookie receiver Racey McMath a few days into training camp.

    “Racey is, to be honest … I don’t want to say this, but he kind of reminds me of Julio Jones,” Brown said, laughing as dozens of media scrambled to their Twitter feeds. “Now everybody starts writing. But that’s the upside I think he has in him.”

    Well, well, well -- no pressure, kid, right? Nothing like comparing a sixth-round draft pick – who hasn’t even practiced in pads – to Jones, a future Hall of Famer who’s produced 848 catches for nearly 13,000 yards over the past decade.

    But here’s the thing about McMath: Brown is hardly the only one getting excited about the potential of the 6-3, 217-pound athletic specimen. Consider that Mike Vrabel, hardly the kind of head coach prone to doling out compliments – especially when it comes to rookies – had this to say following McMath’s first day of training camp.

    “He just keeps getting better,” Vrabel said. “He has . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: