Tennessee Titans: Round 2-3 Results, 2014 NFL Draft


Nov 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Bishop Sankey (25) rushes for a touchdown against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

A quick breakdown of Day 2 (Round 2-3) events for the Tennessee Titans during the 2014 NFL Draft.

Round 2

  • Trade No. 42 to Philadelphia Eagles for No. 54 and No. 122. No. 54 is a late second-rounder. No. 122 is a late fourth-rounder.
  • At No. 42, the Eagles drafted Jordan Matthews, wide receiver, Vanderbilt.
  • According to the NFL trade value chart, No. 42 (480 points) vs No. 54 (360 points) and No. 122 (50 points) puts team at 70-point disadvantage.
  • At No. 54, the Titans drafted Bishop Sankey, running back, Washington. Sankey was the first running back off the board. That’s the first time that the first running back of an entire draft lasted for that long.

What can fans expect from Bishop Sankey?

Sankey is a 5-9, 209-pound running back who’s arguably the most complete running back in the entire draft. He has received comparisons to Emmitt Smith. Has experience in a pro-style offense. He’s a capable runner with solid power, speed, hands, and pass-protection skills. He’ll start his career in a running-back-by-committee that should include Shonn Greene and utilityman Dexter McCluster.

Sankey is another player who fits the definition of players that they’ve searched for this offseason: versatility.

Here’s a comment from NFL.com Charles Davis:

"“What he gives the Titans is not a Chris Johnson clone. He runs inside and can get to the edges. He’s a big-volume guy; he gets better with more touches.”"

Round 3

Nothing to report here. During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Titans traded their 2014 third-rounder when they acquired Justin Hunter.

Looking Ahead (Day 3, Rounds 4-7)

The Titans didn’t recoup their third-round pick. They did manage to get a second fourth-rounder. This gives them Day 3 picks that include No. 112, No. 122, No. 151, No. 186, No. 228.

The aforementioned tweet makes it sound as though Webster won’t target any quarterbacks. That would leave Tennessee with a quarterback depth chart that includes Jake Locker, Charlie Whitehurst, Tyler Wilson, and possibly undrafted free agent/s.

What are your thoughts on Sankey? What will / should the team do tomorrow?