Tennessee Titans: Rutgers Receiver to the Rescue

Blaize PenningtonCorrespondent IApril 27, 2009

PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Kenny Britt #88 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up before playing the North Carolina Tar Heels at Rutgers Stadium on September 11, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Over the past couple of years, the Tennessee Titans have been criticized for their first round picks in the NFL draft. Every year the fans scream "receiver, receiver" and every year they are disappointed only to have the team draft a WR in the third or fourth round.

Last year, the Titans were booed by many for their Chris Johnson pick only to have him fight for Rookie of the Year honors. Though the award actually went to Matt Ryan, many people still argue that Chris Johnson should have had it.

This brings us to this year's draft. Many Titans' fans were expecting a pick of Vontae Davis or Alphonso Smith at pick 30 in the first round. However, when Roger Goodell came up on the stage and uttered the words Kenny Britt, it came as a shock to all of Tennessee.

At first glance of Kenny Britt, you notice he is a big receiver. Stacking up at 6'3" 218 pounds, he doesn't get pushed around by many 5'10" cornerbacks. In the combine he ran a 4.5 and had a 37" vertical leap. These numbers really tell you what type of player Kenny Britt will turn out to be.

A "power receiver" would be the best way to describe Britt. He will get off bump-and-run very easily and be able to go up and grab the ball in traffic. That's something the Titans have lacked ever since Derrick Mason left.

Many have criticized Britt due to the fact that he's not a big-play receiver. However, he is a "go-to" receiver. In college he broke Larry Fitzgerald's career receiver yards conference record.

It's safe to say that if Britt turns out to be anything like the Pro-Bowl Cardinals receiver, Titans fans all over will be ecstatic.


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