2nd round, pick 61: Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB, LSU
The big knock on Edwards-Helaire is his height, but when you watch him you never get the sense that he is afraid to run between the tackles. In fact, when you see him follow his blocks and bend around offensive linemen to hit the hole, it seems like he might be incredibly effective inside.
Outside of that, you see a guy who can create his own space and sometimes he does it out of nothing. Go back and look at one of his touchdowns vs Alabama this season where he hits a spin move as soon as he gets the ball to elude a defender and then bursts for a touchdown.
Deep speed seems to be a concern on paper, but again if you go back and watch the tape he frequently outruns DBs and LBs to his spot and can make them pay when they take bad angles. In the open field, he may get tracked down from behind occasionally but his strength and balance allowed him to run through pursuit tackles.
Specifically for the Titans, he fits everything that Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson has said that they want in a backup running back. Can he be on the field on passing downs? Yes he had 55 receptions last year alone and he isn’t afraid to be aggressive in pass protection.
Is he a special teams player? Yep, he returned at least 10 kicks in each of the last 3 years.
Over the last two years the Titans have spent 3 of their last 4 first or second round picks on players from the SEC and it landed them Jeffery Simmons, A.J. Brown and Rashaan Evans. I would imagine that a stud from that conference who posted excellent numbers, is a fit for what they want and who has less than 450 touches in the last three years, would be a dream in the 2nd round.