Malik Willis picked off – plus 4 other takeaways from Day 2 of Tennessee Titans rookie minicamp

Ben Arthur
Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Titans had their second and final day of rookie minicamp Saturday. Organized Team Activities, better known as OTAs, will begin later this month. 

Here are some takeaways from the second day of rookie minicamp:

Burks back on the field

First-round receiver Treylon Burks, who left practice twice on Friday, was a full participant Saturday and showed no signs of fatigue. He caught two passes from quarterback Malik Willis in team drills: one across the middle in 11-on-11 work, and another off a stop route in a 7-on-7 session. 

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Jackson with play of the day

Nashville native and sixth-round pick Theo Jackson, who was consistently around the ball, picked off Willis in a team period.

Jackson  jumped a pass over the middle and took it to the house. 

"My guy K.G. (Kenneth George) was at corner," explained Jackson, who played for the Tennessee Vols. "He was just trying to get everybody in high spirits. Then Coach (Mike) Vrabel was like, 'Chill leader from Rocky Top.' I was like, 'OK, cool.' Then I picked off the quarterback the next play. He kinda didn't talk after that." 

Nice throws from Willis

Albeit the interception, Willis was more consistent throwing the football in team drills. He hit fourth-round rookie Chigoziem Okonkwo up the seam, Burks over the middle and connected with fifth-rounder Kyle Philips and Mason Kinsey on out-breaking routes. 

Burks and McCreary matchup

Burks and second-round pick Roger McCreary lined up against each other at least once on the day. On one rep in 7s, Burks had a catchable ball in front of him after getting a step on McCreary, but he dropped the pass. 

Chestnut active

While the players weren't wearing pads, Julius Chestnut – an undrafted rookie out of Sacred Heart – was a running back who stood out. He was active as a pass catcher out of the backfield. He has a burly frame, listed at 5-foot-11 and 228 pounds. 

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