This rookie class has been very impressive so far to say the least. Burks is making plays every day, as is McCreary. Kyle Phillips looks like he may be an instant slot guy, and Chig is the most dynamic TE on the roster and Tannehill loves him. Jim Wyatt has Burks in the 1st tier of WRs for the Titans and Phillips in tier 2. Surprisingly, Josh Malone and Racey McMath are both lumped in the 2nd tier as well, which makes me think they are probably shoe-ins for roster spots. The usual suspects are in Tier 3, and I’d be fine if none of them make the team.
You can see some of the highlights from training camp here, courtesy of Jim Wyatt.
Malik Willis is raw. The footage from training camp shows a lot of sloppiness when it comes to mechanics and he has trouble rolling out and throwing to the left. What the footage also shows is that he’s having a great time and learning. While not a finished product (we knew that, he was a 3rd rounder for a reason), Malik is an easy guy to root for and I hope he ends up being the face of the franchise.
Two key players of the Titans season will be Caleb Farley and Robert Woods. Both guys are coming off of season ending ACL injuries and are looking to start the season healthy. If they can be close to 100% recovered and performing at a high level, then the Titans will have a great chance to hit the ground running.
The NFL will appeal the Deshaun Watson suspension, aiming for an indefinite suspension. I hope they go through with it. The fact that he was only suspended 6 games in the first place despite the judge calling his actions “egregious” is shocking.