Titans first-round draft pick Kendall Wright is ahead of schedule in learning the responsibilities of the wide receivers in Tennessee’s offense, to the point that offensive coordinator Chris Palmer is planning to move him all over the field and expecting Wright to know how to line up at split end, flanker or in the slot.
“At some point he will get overloaded, which is normal for a player. But we see the things we saw before the draft, and we want to move him around and put him in some other spots,” Palmer said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “He is a rookie and he is learning, but he is doing an excellent job. He has tremendous quickness, and he is learning the system.”
Until arriving in Tennessee, Wright had never had a playbook in his entire football career, at any level. But Wright is picking up the offense quickly enough that Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck referred to Wright as “great,” and Wright says he’s making a point of double-checking whether everything he has done is correct.
“I ask questions after every play, if I was doing something right or if I was doing something wrong,” Wright said. “I ask everybody if I need to do something different. It makes it easier if you ask. If you hold it in, you will never know what to do.”
So far, the Titans are impressed that most of the time, Wright does know what to do.