Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger is a perfectionist who doesn’t believe in putting a player on the field if he doesn’t know the plays. A receiver in Dinger’s offense had better be in the right spot at the right time on his routes or he’ll spend a lot of time on the bench.
That’s why I’m looking at some WR draft prospects who have scouting reports saying they’re good route-runners. If they’re not, it doesn’t make much sense to draft them.
Running routes, like many parts of the NFL game, consists of both a mental and physical aspect. I’m looking at the mental portion here, rather than the physical skills of quickness, balance and ability used when running those routes.
Following are some guys I believe the Titans should consider because of their ability to learn the playbook and run the routes precisely, to be in the right spot at the right time.
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Round Four or Five:
“I had an opportunity to talk to him about the last drive vs. Ohio State in this year’s Fiesta Bowl. He was able to tell me the exact defenses that Ohio State used on that drive and how he adjusted his routes. Very impressive.”
Round Six or Seven:
Titans fans, what do you think of these receivers?