Carlos Hyde (Ohio State)
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.