Kyle Philips

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  1. Don Wassall

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    There were only two White WRs drafted in 2022, but they both landed in good places and may even avoid the dreaded racial apprenticeships that so many are made to suffer through before getting substantial playing time, the few that do eventually get opportunities that is.

    The Colts' selection of Alec Pierce in the second round has been met with mostly positive reviews and he has a good chance to start as a rookie outside opposite of Michael Pittman, who isn't as fast as Pierce.

    After trading A. J. Brown to the Eagles the Titans are currently very weak at receiver. They signed Julio Jones last year but he turned out to be totally washed up. They drafted Treylon Burks in the first round last month to "replace" Brown, but who knows if he will be anywhere near as good as Brown, who himself is injury prone.

    Kyle Philips has a good chance to play as a rookie as Tennessee's slot receiver. Ryan Tannehill is under the gun after the team drafted Malik Willis, and he should love a smart, shifty receiver like Philips if Philips is allowed to play. I'm sure Philips could play outside too, but let's not get carried away as after all this is the NFL we're talking about.

    Here are some of Philips' highlights:

     
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  3. Bucky

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    Optimistic for Phillips! Should slot into that Adam Humphries role in the slot. Hope him and Tannehill can develop some chemistry.
     
  4. Extra Point

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    Here's an analysis of Kyle Phillips. Starts at 10:07.

     
  5. Don Wassall

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    With Burks already showing telltale signs of being a bust, the Titans would be supreme fools if they force Philips to undergo a racial apprenticeship. To use a phrase that's usually applied only to Blacks and often turns out to be comically wrong, Philips is "NFL ready."

    This is the current Titans depth chart at WR: Besides the out of shape and easily gassed Burks, they have Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Robert Woods (coming off a torn ACL), Dez Fitzpatrick (who did nothing as a rookie last year), and the legendary Racey McMath. What a bunch of hot garbage. Hopefully Austin Hooper will provide some help at TE. If they don't use Philips as a rookie, Ryan Tannehill is likely finished as the starter as the cries will quickly mount for him to be replaced at QB by super-upsider Willis.
     
  6. Bucky

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    That Titans room is stacked! Ha! Too bad they didn't sign another pale face as a UDFA.
     
  7. Extra Point

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    Lol. They should try to add Laquan Treadwell.
     
  8. Extra Point

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    Philips is a tremendous punt returner. He averaged 19.3 yards per return in college.

    The Titans got a steal in the 5th round.
     

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