The Titans have wrapped up their 2019 draft class by signing second-round wide receiver A.J. Brown, the club announced today.
Brown was the fourth wideout off the board — following Marquise Brown (Ravens), N’Keal Harry (Patriots), and Deebo Samuel (49ers) — when Tennessee selected him at 51st overall. Brown was the second Ole Miss alum to be drafted, following offensive tackle Greg Little, one of two Rebel receivers (joining fellow second-rounder D.K. Metcalf), and one of six Ole Miss products to be drafted in 2019.
Although he was viewed as a pro-ready pass-catcher coming out of college, Brown may not become an immediate starter for the Titans. 2017 first-round pick Corey Davis and free agent addition Adam Humphries — inked to a four-year, $36MM deal — are locked into starting spots, so Brown will compete with the likes of Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe for snaps as Tennessee’s third wide receiver.
Brown led Ole Miss in receptions (85), yards (1,320), and touchdowns (six) during his final collegiate season, and topped 1,000 yards in each of the past two years. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com compared the 6’0″, 225-pound Brown to Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, lauding Brown’s route-running ability and competitiveness.
Here’s the Titans 2019 class in its entirety:
- 1-19: Jeffery Simmons, DT (Mississippi State)
- 2-51: A.J. Brown, WR (Ole Miss)
- 3-82: Nate Davis, G (Charlotte)
- 4-116: Amani Hooker, S (Iowa)
- 5-168: D’Andre Walker, LB (Georgia)
- 6-188: David Long Jr., LB (West Virginia)
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