Tennessee Titans extensive receiver A.J. Brown turned a daily on high 25 beneath 25 lists final 12 months after a sensational rookie marketing campaign, and that pattern is continuous into 2021 after he posted one other spectacular 12 months in 2020.
CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin launched his personal checklist of the highest 25 gamers beneath 25 and Brown was unsurprisingly on it, touchdown at No. 10 within the rankings. Right here’s what Benjamin needed to say about Tennessee star receiver:
He doesn’t get almost sufficient credit score for the best way he’s began his profession. Perhaps it’s as a result of he performs second fiddle, not less than by way of public notion, to Derrick Henry on Tennessee’s offense. However the big-bodied Brown has been each a short-area and downfield menace: A real No. 1. He and the 2 receivers in entrance of him listed below are pretty interchangeable by way of expertise degree.
Brown isn’t simply probably the greatest younger gamers within the sport, he’s shortly rising as probably the greatest at his place within the NFL.
The Ole Miss product, who was a steal as an early second-round choose, has produced back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, and did so regardless of lacking two video games final season.
Moreover, Brown has been one of the explosive gamers within the NFL, as he routinely makes huge performs utilizing his measurement, energy and pace to burn opposing defenses.
Since his rookie season in 2019, Brown is tied for the fourth-highest Pro Football Focus grade amongst all wideouts (90.5). Solely Davante Adams, Julio Jones and Michael Thomas have earned larger marks in that span.
One obtrusive omission from Benjamin’s checklist is defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, who wasn’t ranked and even amongst his honorable mentions.
Maybe with just a little extra assist round him on protection this season Simmons could be unleased and present why there’s important hype round him popping out of Nashville.