The Tennessee Titans have a plethora of new pass-catchers. Both their wide receiver and tight end room look much different than last season. Who could be the diamond in the rough for the Titans on offense, though? ESPN believes it could be rookie TE Chig Okonkwo.
NFL Nation via ESPN believes he is an under-the-radar player following minicamp workouts.
The rookie fourth-round pick quickly picked up
what the coaching staff asked of him and is
already showing his versatility by lining up across
the formation like he did in college at Maryland.
Okonkwo caught a total of four touchdown
passes in two days of minicamp practice. One of
them was a diving catch in the corner of the end
zone on a pass from Ryan Tannehill.
The reports have been gleaming for Okonkwo so far in practices for the Titans. He’s a great mover with impressive physical traits. At 6’3, 240 pounds, he has the build to play across formations for the Titans. He ran an elite 40-yard dash time, and his vertical jump was among the best at his position at the NFL Combine.
His skillset may remind many people of former Titans TE Jonnu Smith. Smith was a fan favorite during his time in Tennessee for his impressive versatility. Expect Okonkwo to fill a similar role to that as his playing time increases with reps.
The coaches continue to praise Okonkwo. They think he can be an important piece of the passing offense down the road. He’ll get early looks as well considering fellow TE Austin Hooper and WRs Robert Woods and Treylon Burks are also new to town. They will acclimate together.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) June 23, 2022
Okonkwo made multiple impressive catches just during this mic’d up portion of practice with Ryan Tannehill. The QB for the Titans noticed, too.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) June 22, 2022
The rookie has clearly made an impact so far in his short time with the Titans. Fans should be excited about the possibilities he can bring to the offense going forward.