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Titans Select LSU Receiver Racey McMath in Sixth Round

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NASHVILLE – The Titans selected LSU receiver Racey McMath in the sixth round of Saturday's NFL Draft.

McMath (6-3, 224), selected with the 205th overall pick, adds speed, tenacity, and a lot of potential.

"They want me to come in and just really learn the game and develop and be a great receiver," McMath said. "They see the potential in me and know I have the work ethic to be a great receiver. So that is what they are looking for me to do when I get to the team."

A four-year letterman, McMath played in 34 games with six starts during his four years at LSU. He caught 33 passes for 522 yards and four touchdowns for the Tigers. He also served as a key contributor on special teams, where he had six special teams tackles and forced a fumble.

In 2020, McMath started all six games that he appeared in and caught 14 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.

"He is a big, fast receiver," Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said of McMath. "He plays the game with toughness and a physicality component that's easy to see on film. And then his contributions in the kicking game, you know, certainly had him pushed up there for us and we had him really highly rated for what he's been able to do on special teams."

McMath was timed with a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at LSU's Pro Day.

"He plays with a lot of speed and violence and is willing to put his body on the line for his football team, and we'll continue to develop him and work with him on route craft and details and coverage recognition and all those things that go into improving as a wide receiver," Titans Coach Mike Vrabel said of McMath. "But just enjoy his demeanor, his play demeanor and how fast and how physical he plays."

McMath was roommates at LSU with cornerback Kristian Fulton, who was drafted by the Titans in the 2020 NFL Draft.

He wants to be a fast learner, and a fast player, for the Titans.

"I have a lot of other things I can always get better at," McMath said. "But my strong suit is definitely going to be speed.

"I know me becoming a better receiver is just me getting in and out of my routes and making every route look the same. Once I get that down to a T, the sky is the limit from there."

With the 205th pick, the Tennessee Titans select LSU WR Racey McMath. (AP Images)

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