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Veteran Harry Douglas Raves About Young WRs Davis, Taylor


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans receiver Harry Douglas has seen plenty in his NFL career.

Douglas, heading into his 10th season, has played alongside some of the game's greats at the receiver position, from Julio Jones in Atlanta to a future Hall of Famer in Andre Johnson, his teammate last season in Tennessee.

At this point, it's impossible for him to say what the Titans have in draft picks Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor. While the two rookies have completed their first round of OTAs and a minicamp, they haven't yet put on the pads for training camp.

Douglas, however, has an early hunch.

"Those two are special, man," Douglas said. "I love their work ethic. I love how they play the game of football, and they are going to do big things for this football team.

"I can tell already they are going to be special. They listen, they go hard, and they both make plays. So it is good when you have young guys who can come in and do those things."

Douglas, who entered the league in 2008 and has played in 116 games since, said he wants to help the young receivers any way possible. He gave them his phone number back in May.

Coach Mike Mularkey recently praised Douglas for his leadership skills.

"He's been great,'' Taylor said of Douglas.

"A big help,'' added Davis.

"I just told them, whenever they need help, don't hesitate to ask me,'' Douglas said. "That's why I am here. They can ask me about anything, hit me up with anything and talk to me."

Davis, the fifth overall pick of the NFL Draft out of Western Michigan, wrapped up this month's minicamp with momentum. He looked 100 percent in his return from an ankle injury, and made some impressive plays.

Taylor, a third-round pick from Western Kentucky, was consistent throughout the offseason.

Next up is training camp.

Douglas expects them to keep the momentum going.

"The way those guys work, their attention to detail, the effort they put out, their play-making ability,'' Douglas said, "I have no doubt, they are going to be good. We drafted two great ones."

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