The Tennessee Titans finished up their draft in the sixth round with two choices 10 picks apart. Both players selected – receiver Racey McMath of LSU and safety Brady Breeze of Oregon – have special teams experience in their backgrounds with the potential to perhaps develop into more.
McMath had just 14 catches in six games for the Tigers in 2020 before he was shelved for the season with a torn hamstring. McMath recovered well and brings both size (6-2, 211) and speed (4.34 in the 40) to the table as he joins the Titans. However, McMath will need some work and time to develop in the offense, especially as a route runner.
“They want me to come in and just learn the game and develop into a great receiver, because they see the potential in me and they know I have the work ethic to be a great receiver, and that's what they're looking for me to do,” McMath said.
The Titans' final pick, Breeze has a strong special teams background as well, playing on nearly ever special teams unit for the Ducks in his three seasons there. He opted out of the 2020 season after the Pac-12 initially cancelled football in the fall and declined to return on short notice when it was reinstated.
Breeze the nephew of former NFL safety Chad Cota, has a reputation for being a guy who is around the football and creates turnovers.
“That's just hard work. Really, the way to get your hands on the ball is just through hustling. Being around the ball, being around the ball carrier and running sideline to sideline and stuff like that, it was clearly the best way to make the plays I had. The ball just kind of pops out and it's right there,” Breeze said.
Breeze is friends with Titans third-round cornerback Elijah Molden, as his uncle and Molden's father were teammates for a time with the New Orleans Saints.