INDIANAPOLIS - Tennessee Titans officials met with wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey at the NFL Combine.
Heyward-Bey, who played at the University of Maryland, is generally projected as behind the top three receivers available in the draft - Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Maclin and Percy Harvin - but according to some draft experts could sneak into the end of the first round of the draft, where the Titans pick at No. 30.
Nicks, who made several highlight catches for the University of North Carolina, is also projected to be taken in that late first to early second-round window.
Heyward-Bey, in his media interview, said a couple of things that, if he told them to Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger in his interview, were probably music to Heimerdinger’s ears.
Heyward-Bey said that he comes from a run-first offense that was used to set up the pass, and that he believed he was a pretty good blocker who focused on angles rather than just trying to go for the kill shot against the man he is expected to block.
The other thing he added was that he believed he was a good route runner, something Heimerdinger is no doubt a stickler for.
Add in the fact that Heyward-Bay is expected to run in the low 4.3s in the 40-yard dash, and he could be an intriguing prospect. The only downside, according to some handicappers, is his reliability in catching the football.