Chris Johnson: Potential 2014 NFL Draft Replacements

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Carlos Hyde (Ohio State)

Chris Johnson: Potential 2014 NFL Draft Replacements

Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) runs with the ball against the Clemson Tigers in the second half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Do the Titans want to replace Johnson with a similar, fast-twitch back, or do they just want a solid, complete back? Perhaps the latter is the better route to take if the Titans want to switch gears and simply be productive with the ground attack again.

Hyde will never give Tennessee the explosiveness or versatility Johnson brought to the table, but he has a nice combo of size, power and strength. With that said, he’s at least faster than Greene and arguably has a much higher ceiling. He wouldn’t be a vastly different change of pace runner to start, but he’d be a solid long-term solution.

If the Titans want Hyde, they’ll have to pluck him off the draft board in the second round.

 

 

 

 

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  • Jordan Grindstaff

    We need to trade back and get a 3rd round pick! This is a DEEP draft at most all of our positions of need.

  • Andrew Johnson

    Jordan lets be logical Titans management is evaluating the whole Chris Johnson an agreement it will be worked out 8 to 10 mil is not coming of our pocket. Don’t believe what these media jerks in Nashville is saying. with no proven and healthy QB this season CJ’s production will still be valuable especially to coach Wiz new offence. without him 2014 season will suck because DC’s will be liking there chops I say again without a healthy and proven QB be careful what you ask for.