Titans hope speediest player can boost offense - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Titans hope speediest player can boost offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lavelle Hawkins saw Chris Johnson's speed up close at the Senior Bowl. Linebacker Stanford Keglar got a glimpse himself Friday.

As Johnson zipped past him.

The Tennessee Titans put their smallest rookie class ever on the field Friday as part of their three-day orientation, and Johnson was the player everyone wanted to watch run just to see how speedy the fastest player at the NFL Combine really is in person.

The Titans didn't have their top pick do sprints or line up for a 40-yard dash. But Johnson managed to show off his legs in a one-on-one passing drill as he blew past Keglar and caught a pass in stride down the left sideline.

Tennessee has been heavily criticized since taking Johnson, a running back, with their top pick overall instead of a wide receiver. The thought had been an offense that had only nine touchdowns passing in 2007 had to help Vince Young by giving him a receiver as a new target.


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