Delanie Walker Deserves More Credit for Solid Season with Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans have experienced their fair share of disappointment and inconsistency over the 2013 NFL season. While Chris Johnson has continued to be unrealized potential at running back, the Titans have also suffered an injury to Jake Locker and had up and down play from their wide receiver core.

While Kendall Wright has pieced together a pretty stellar year in just his second season, he’s also had some duds along the way and has only made two trips to the end-zone this year. Nate Washington and rookie Justin Hunter have been relatively unreliable alongside Wright this season as well.

However, veteran tight end Delanie Walker has been a steady force as a pass-catcher for the Titans this season. Outside of Wright, you could easily argue that Walker has been the most reliable and productive piece in the Titans’ passing game.

For the year, Walker has caught 53 of his 76 targets on the year for an impressive 507 yards and six touchdowns. What’s been just as impressive as his overall production this season for Tennessee, though, has been his consistency. Walker has caught at least half of his targets in all 13 games that he’s played this season, missing week 14 due to injury. Moreover, he’s caught fewer than three passes in only three games this season.

Though Walker certainly isn’t a big-play type of guy, his consistent production has been huge in any of the somewhat scarce success that the Titans have had this season. With Walker having three more years left on his contract and Tennessee looking to further improve in the near future, Walker could continue to be an important piece for this team.

Cody Williams is a Senior Writer with Rant Sports. Follow Cody on Twitter @TheSizzle20, add him on Google and like his Facebook page.


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