The addition of veteran wide receiver Robert Woods made so much sense for the Tennessee Titans. Woods is one of the best run-blocking receivers in the league. He is also a consistent force in the passing game who has always had a great rapport with his quarterbacks. Adding a player like him was necessary especially once the Titans moved on from A.J. Brown. The most underrated aspect of Woods may be his leadership, though.

The Titans need this kind of leadership on offense. That’s not because guys like Ryan Tannehill or Derrick Henry don’t show it, but their WR room is very young and inexperienced outside of Woods. His role in their career and outlook is very important for the Titans and their receivers.

Woods is coming off of an injury, and the wide receiver is clearly excited to be back. Teammates and coaches have always raved about his work ethic. That’s showing up already in Tennessee, so don’t be surprised when those around him now start to talk about it, too. His health seems to be progressing well as well.

The Titans’ offense will always run through Derrick Henry as long as he is playing like himself. That being said, targets like Woods, Treylon Burks, and Austin Hooper are vital for the offense to stay on schedule. They will open up the running game and allow Tannehill to push the ball downfield more often. Woods will be key in the development of Burks as well as he attempts to round out his entire game at the professional level.

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