Running back: Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley and Charles Sims
This in one of the few weak spots in Jon Robinson’s draft classes, and that probably has to do with the low value put on running backs in both schemes.
In both Tampa Bay and New England, the approach to drafting run backs was almost the same mentality that you would think with receivers. Running backs didn’t need to be complete, but they needed to excel in one area.
To be fair to Robinson, the only reason this is a weak area for him is because he didn’t draft an All-Pro caliber player here. All of these players are very serviceable rotational players who each have a defined niche in the NFL.
It will be interesting to see if Mularkey convinced Robinson that he needs a running back to be the bell cow because that is something that he has needed in the past to be successful. If he does, the Titans could be looking at landing a player like Ezekiel Elliot at the top of round two, or finding a running back who slips later in the draft.