NFL’s Top-5 Young QB-WR Combinations

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May 15, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans first round draft pick quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) passes during his first minicamp work out at Saint Thomas Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 Marcus Mariota and Dorial Green-Beckham

In Round 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota, the future of the franchise. Then they took receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round, to help him out in more ways than one. Green-Beckham is 6’6″ with long arms and decent hops to provide Mariota a large catch radius and-or margin for error.

Head coach Ken Whisenhunt plans to use some spread option concepts to alleviate some of Mariota’s learning curve. Green-Beckham ran the spread option in college himself so Mariota’s main target will know what to do when that comes. The Titans couldn’t have asked for a better receiver to match with Green-Beckham to grow with.

The emphasis is no grow with here because they both have much to learn about the pro game. So I don’t see where they’re just going to both come in and turn the Titans into contenders right away. But however consistent they may be as rookies, they’re going to make some plays, enough to land at No. 5 on the list.