Dorial Green-Beckham hit the NFL stage in 2015 as a rookie with a year away from the game. He emerged on a Tennessee depth chart as the season progressed and the Titans did little (other than adding Rishard Matthews) in the 2016 offseason. Can Marcus Mariota progress and stay healthy? Will Dorial Green-Beckham develop on his physical gifts? I hit the 2015 tape for some observations of the now second-year wide receiver.
Dorial Green-Beckham: The Film
The first target of the regular season comes where Tennessee motions away another receiver to isolate Green-Beckham against off-coverage. Beckham is a long strider but eats up the cushion quickly on a rounded out-and-up route. He gets a step down the sideline early in the route, but Mariota overthrows him.
The next target for Dorial Green-Beckham in the 2015 regular season is a microcosm of what he can be in the NFL. The Titans are down in the red zone against the Browns with 4th-and-6, down two touchdowns in the mid-fourth quarter. Marcus Mariota progresses through at least two reads and then floats a ball to Green-Beckham on a backside in-cut. The oversized receiver has the cornerback at his mercy, boxing him out like a basketball rebound, for the elementary touchdown catch above his head. This is what Green-Beckham can be regularly.