When asked about the Tennessee Titans' selection of Kendall Wright in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck likes how the addition helps No. 1 receiver Kenny Britt and the entire receiving corps.
"For me, if you are talking about Kenny Britt, whether we got another
guy or not, that can only help Kenny," Hasselbeck said according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. "When you go to
defend a team, knowing that they have multiple guys that can be inside
or outside or on the slot, whether it be Kenny or Nate (Washington) or Hawk (Lavelle Hawkins) or Damian (Williams) or whoever … it makes it hard.
"It just gives us more leeway, and it should help the passing game. It should help the running game, too. We’ll find out."
Hasselbeck quickly developed a rapport with Britt, with the two connecting for 17 receptions, 289 yards and three touchdowns in the first nine quarters of the 2011 season before Britt suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the first half of a Week 3 win over the Denver Broncos.
Britt is expected to be 100 percent by the time training camp roles around and should be at his familiar outside spot. Wright can play multiple receiving positions, but his innate ability to find open spots in the defense and his YAC ability could be best utilized in the slot.