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How Bishop Sankey Fits with the Tennessee Titans

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 27:  Bishop Sankey #25 of the Washington Huskies rushes for a twelve yard touchdown against the BYU Cougars during the first quarter in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on December 27, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Chad MintonCorrespondent IMay 10, 2014

After the first round played out with the Tennessee Titans taking offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, we knew that the Titans would most likely go with a running back or a quarterback in the second round.

The Titans decided to address running back and took Bishop Sankey, a downhill runner with plenty of power running ability. Waiting any later to get a running back would've been a risky proposition. They had to assure they got a guy who could come in and contribute immediately. Sankey fills that need.

This pick sets the Titans up at running back heading into this upcoming season. They have a balanced rushing attack that offers Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster to go along with Sankey.

There's also Jackie Battle, but it's unclear if there will be room for him on the roster after this pick. 

The Titans also picked themselves up a decent blocker and receiver out of the backfield with Sankey.

Now the Titans have to figure out how they're going to use this trio of running backs. Greene definitely enters the season as the No. 1 guy, but that could all change within a few weeks of the season. All three guys will get plenty of opportunities to take over games based on the game flow.

The Titans have a young guy to turn to if Greene struggles or misses time due to injury like he did last season. It gives Ken Whisenhunt another piece to work with in his evolving offense as the Titans' new head coach.

However, Sankey has a great chance to become the future of this team at running back. He's a guy who can handle a heavy workload. He proved that at Washington, where he saw the bulk of the carries.

You can argue that this offense is complete now with the exception being a backup plan at quarterback behind Jake Locker.

 

 

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