DGB to Tennessee: Titans pair freak WR with Mariota
It’s been nearly two years since Dorial Green-Beckham was last catching passes in a meaningful game, but that didn’t stop the Tennessee Titans from taking a chance on the former Mizzou wide receiver with the 40th overall pick in the NFL draft Friday night, the eighth pick of the second round.
Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri by head coach Gary Pinkel following the 2013 season in which he helped lead the team to an SEC East title. That year, he caught 59 passes for 863 yards and 12 touchdowns at an average of nearly 15 yards per catch. At 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds he’s built like a tight end but plays “like a young Randy Moss” according to NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock on the NFL Network draft broadcast.
DGB transferred to Oklahoma but had to sit out last year, per transfer rules, then declared for the draft. He’ll join No. 2 overall pick and reigning Heisman-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota in Ken Wisenhunt’s offense.
Green-Beckham is the second Missouri player drafted so far, following SEC Defensive Player of the Year Shane Ray, who went 23rd to the Denver Broncos.