Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter experienced a tough rookie season, full of growing pains, mental lapses, and unfulfilled promise.
But those high expectations remain for the 23-year-old Hunter heading into his second season, and he can be a very good player in this league if he meets those highest expectations.
A very, very, very good player. Teammate Michael Preston thinks the sky is the limit for Hunter and compares him to a young Randy Moss.
"I know how great a player Randy Moss was, and in my mind, there's no reason Justin can't be the next greatest player," Preston said Monday. "I just want to be there to support him. I know he's going to grow, make a great leap this year, and impress the city and fans with his talent."
Of course, Randy Moss had more than 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns as a rookie. Hunter ... did not do those things. In terms of athleticism, there are some resemblances. Hunter is 6-foot-4, a tremendous leaper and has 4.45 speed. He's been previously compared to A.J. Green, too.
The Titans are really pushing Hunter to make an impact this season. Whether he will or not depends on the improvements not only he makes, but Jake Locker as well. I don't have as much faith in that second part, so I'm not a huge Hunter fan in re-draft leagues. He is more of a WR5 in my opinion. His raw abilities should make him a target for every dynasty leaguer.