Kenny Britt: I'll be a No. 1 receiver 'somewhere else'


Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is bringing up the rear on Around The League's list of the top 101 free agents for 2014.

With the offseason underway, Around The League explores what's next for all 32 teams.

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» Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North
» Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC South
» Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans
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» Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
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» Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins
NFC North
» Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC South
» Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints
NFC West
» Cardinals | 49ers | Rams | Seahawks

Once mentioned in the same breath as Calvin Johnson, Britt is coming off a season pockmarked with drops, missed blocks, penalties and mental mistakes. His game film was as shoddy as any wide receiver's in the NFL.

Still just 25 years old, though, Britt has been confident that he will turn his stalled career around.

"I am going to be a No. 1 receiver somewhere else if I am not here next year, and that is guaranteed," Britt told The Tennessean at the end of the season. "I am definitely going to be a receiver that makes plays on Sundays and makes something happen for a team."

Does the Arena Football League count as "somewhere else"?

Teammate Nate Washington, who stays in regular contact with Britt, insists the one-time knucklehead has made "tremendous strides" off the field.

"I'm pretty sure when he gets that opportunity again, he'll seize it," Washington said. "We all make mistakes, big or small, but all you can do is look forward to tomorrow. That's what he's doing, moving on and being a better man to his wife and his kids."

At this point, Britt's knees are as much of a red flag as his checkered past. Unlike most modern players, Britt hasn't bounced back to pre-injury form following ACL surgery.

We have no doubt that at least one team will roll the dice on Britt's once-mesmerizing talent. They just shouldn't count on him ever regaining No. 1 receiver form.

The latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast" discusses the top 101 free agents and forecasts the offseasons of the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.