Sankey was the first running back taken in this year’s draft, and he’s coming into a nearly ideal situation to snag an opening-day starting slot with the Titans. Tennessee released its top RB option for the past six seasons, Chris Johnson, in April (he’s now with the Jets) and it seems Sankey’s main competition for carries will be Shonn Greene, who had a couple 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Jets (2011 and ’12) but was limited to just 295 yards as a backup to Johnson last year. Sankey was among the leaders at his position by completing 26 bench press reps (225 pounds) and posting a 4-second finish in the 20-yard shuttle during this year’s combine. He also enjoyed a thoroughly dominant final college season at Washington, where he gained 2,174 yards from scrimmage and scored 21 touchdowns in just 13 games.
These are the young guns bringing the heat this season.
Bishop Sankey, RB, Titans (2nd round, Washington)
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