Don’t Look For a Dion Lewis Replacement
The 2020 Draft class for running backs doesn’t offer as much depth as it does for the wide receiver position, but there are more than a few late-round prospects that would offer the Titans young, high-end potential as a situational player.
A couple of players in this free-agent class fit the mold of the pass-catching lightning to Derrick Henry’s thunder, and could be solid players for the next few years. Running backs like Kenyan Drake and Austin Ekeler could be the players that the Titans signed Dion Lewis to be, a quicker backfield player with strengths as a route runner and pass-catcher.
But for as much upside as players like Drake and Ekeler would bring to the table, they are also set to cost a pretty penny, especially for the backup running back role they would serve for Tennessee.
The Titans should be looking to address the backup spot, but they should be hesitant to shell out for a top-tier free agent here. Waiting until the later rounds of the draft for a younger, cheaper player like Florida State’s Cam Akers or Maryland’s Anthony McFarland would given Tennessee the model of player they’re looking for in the backfield, without needing to spend much money.