The Facts: Based solely on physical attributes, Green-Beckham should be the Titans' go-to receiver. The 6-5 wideout owns a Megatron-like size, speed, physicality combination. However, during offseason workouts this spring, DGB fell behind fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe in the pecking order after Rishard Matthews and Kendall Wright. Green-Beckham, however, believes he's made strides. "I had a good offseason,' Green-Beckham told the team's official website. "I had a hamstring problem that set me back early, but other than that I have been taking care of myself, learning the playbook, and have done my best to play fast."
DGB added: "My confidence is up there. But I know these next 5-6 weeks I am going to have to keep busting my tail and get in the playbook and stay motivated." As NFL.com notes, throughout the offseason HC Mike Mularkey has been challenging the talented 23-year-old, both in practice and in the media. At the NFL Combine in February, Mularkey noted that DGB needed to learn the playbook better. Despite the critiques and his place deep on the June depth chart, DGB thinks he's in for a big 2016. And the truth is, the Titans' offense lacks a go-to receiver for Marcus Mariota to rely on in tight spots. DGB showed flashes down the stretch last season he might be that guy; but nobody should expect that as the default. If Green-Beckham has made strides, as he claims, we'll need to see it during training camp. Stay tuned.