Titans DC Shane Bowen praises Roger McCreary: ‘He’s not a rookie’

After the first week of training camp, Tennessee Titans rookie cornerback Roger McCreary is already standing out.

The University of Auburn product has carried over his reputation as a physical player into his first NFL training camp, and his coaches have noticed.

Titans defensive coordinate Shane Bowen spoke at length about McCreary on Tuesday, noting he’s much further along in his development and doesn’t look like a rookie.

“He’s not a rookie. I don’t feel him as a rookie,” Bowen said via AtoZ Sports Nashville. “He’s poised, he doesn’t panic in coverage, he stays square, he challenges, he’s got a good understanding of what it takes to play man-to-man, and we saw that stuff from his college tape. He’s been able to come in here and translate. He’s been outside, he’s been inside, he’s handled it. I’ve been really pleased with where he’s at. He just has to continue to progress.”