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Dorial Green-Beckham got off to a slow start to the season, but in the last three weeks his potential has started to show.

Dorial Green-Beckham has the size, speed and physical ability to be an elite wide receiver in the NFL, but his season got off to a slow start, causing some to begin to label him a bust and question why the Titans selected him in the second round of last April's NFL Draft. Those people aren't questioning him now.

Rookie wide receiver  Dorial Green-Beckham led the Tennessee Titans last week at New England with 113 yards on six receptions. It was his second 100-yard game in the last three weeks.

Green-Beckham has played in all 14 games in 2015. During his first seven games, he totaled seven receptions for 104 yards, and then, at New Orleans on Nov. 8, the second-rounder posted five catches for 77 yards. From his performance at New Orleans through this past weekend’s game in New England, Green-Beckham accumulated 23 receptions for 424 yards. Among all NFL rookies, only Oakland’s Amari Cooper (475 yards on 30 receptions) has more receiving yards than Green-Beckham over those eight weeks.

Most rookie receiving yards, Weeks 9-15:

   Week 9-15 Rookie         (Position)   Team       Receptions   Yards

1. Amari Cooper               (WR)        Oakland        30              475

2. Dorial Green-Beckham  (WR)       Tennessee     23              424

3. Tyler Lockett                (WR)       Seattle           26               342

4. Will Tye                       (TE)        NY Giants      26               292

5. Stefon Diggs                (WR)       Minnesota      22               274

6. Devin Funchess           (WR)       Carolina         17                263

7. Jeremy Langford           (RB)       Chicago         20                248

8. DeVante Parker            (WR)      Miami            13                 246

9. Matt Jones                   (RB)      Washington    12                 242

10. Javorius Allen             (RB)       Baltimore      27                 232

Green-Beckham’s season totals include 30 receptions for 528 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 17.6 yards per catch.

Among all NFL players—rookies and veterans—his receiving average of 17.6 yards per catch is the fourth highest this season among qualifiers. To qualify, a player must have a minimum of two receptions per team game (28 receptions through 14 team games).

Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins leads the NFL with an 18.8-yard receiving average, followed by St. Louis’ Kenny Britt (18.4), Green Bay’s James Jones (18.1) and Green-Beckham (17.6).

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