Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham could be the next Calvin Johnson, and has been called a beast by his fellow teammate, cornerback Jason McCourty.
Whilst the rookie has missed time during this preseason due to injuries, the cornerback who is entering his seventh season in the NFL said according to the team’s website that the wide receiver has impressed him on the practice field.
He said: "He is a beast. There's certain things you can't teach, and you can't teach a guy to be that big, and to be physical. With Dorial, it's just a matter of how fast can he learn it, and know it, so he can just go out there and play football. If he can get to the point where he can run free and be comfortable, he'll really start to develop more."
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At six foot five, Green-Beckham is the same size as five-time Pro Bowler Calvin Johnson, so he will definitely be a tough player to cover for opposing team’s defensive backs.
At that kind of size, the rookie should be seeing a lot of red zone action from his fellow rookie, quarterback Marcus Mariota when he is able to play. This could be a similar combination to what Johnson has at the Detroit Lions with Matthew Stafford.
The wide receiver has had problems off the field though as well, which if they reoccur, could limit his potential. The hope is that they don’t continue so that he avoids taking the same routes the likes of promising wide receivers like Justin Blackmon have taken in the past.
If Green-Beckham can stay away from off field trouble, the combination that the Titans have on their hands between Mariota and the rookie wide receiver could be deadly.