Power Ranking the Tennessee Titans: Part 5
By Sam Sky
Number 4: DeMarco Murray
RB – #29 – 6’1 220lbs – Exp. 7 – Oklahoma – 2016 Trade with Eagles
The AFC leading, 1,287 yard rushing, Pro Bowl going, Chris Harris stiff arming stud running back, DeMarco Murray, is back and ready to slice up some defenses again. Before last season, they said Murray was too worn. They said after being the NFL leading rusher with the Cowboys that he was probably finished producing. Wow, were they wrong. After Jon Robinson made his first splash as General Manager for the Titans by trading for this guy, everyone was pretty hopeful but skeptical. After a mediocre year with the Eagles, Murray proved his doubters very wrong.
He led all NFL veterans in rushing as the only two with more yards were rookies, Ezekiel Elliott and Jordan Howard. Not only did he put up numbers like a beast, he was also a great leader and brought a winning mentality to a team ready to start winning. The 2017 season should be a lot of the same; Murray putting in work on the ground and opening up the passing game. Sparks fly when Murray touches the ball. Sparks also fly when he drills defenders.
Stat Projection: 1,208 Yards, 10 TDs