Racey McMath is off to Music City.
McMath had to wait all the way to the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft before the Tennessee Titans called his name.
McMath was a special teams standout in his four years at LSU and he’ll have to continue to excel there in order to make the Titans roster. But LSU has produced its fair share of special team standouts in recent years like Russell Shepard and Russell Gage, both of whom have enjoyed successful pro careers.
Aptly named Racey, McMath can absolutely fly down the field. At LSU’s pro day McMath clocked a faster 40-yard dash time than Ja’Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall, and Kary Vincent Jr.
McMath’s senior season was cut short by a hamstring injury after only six games. He ended his LSU career with 33 catches for 522 yards and 4 touchdown receptions.
McMath was the fifth LSU player to hear his name called. Ja’Marr Chase was taken Thursday by Cincinnati; Terrace Marshall was taken yesterday by Carolina; and Jabril Cox and Tyler Shelvin both went in Saturday’s fourth round by Dallas and Cincinnati respectively.
McMath is also the second former Tiger on Tennessee’s roster joining Kristian Fulton who was picked in the second round of last year’s draft.