Tennessee Titans extensive receiver A.J. Brown grew to become an everyday on prime 25 beneath 25 lists final 12 months after a sensational rookie marketing campaign, and that pattern is constant into 2021 after he posted one other spectacular 12 months in 2020.
CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin launched his personal listing 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 practically sufficient credit score for the best way he’s began his profession. Perhaps it’s as a result of he performs second fiddle, at the very least 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 here are pretty interchangeable by way of expertise degree.
Brown isn’t simply top-of-the-line younger gamers within the sport, he’s shortly rising as top-of-the-line 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 vital explosive gamers within the NFL, as he routinely makes large performs utilizing his measurement, energy and velocity 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 obvious omission from Benjamin’s listing is defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, who wasn’t ranked and even amongst his honorable mentions.
Maybe with a little bit extra assist round him on protection this season Simmons will be unleased and present why there may be important hype round him popping out of Nashville.