If you ranked the Tennessee Titans tailbacks, Mekhi Sargent would be the odd man out.
There’s no reason to be rude about this, but there is a need for honesty. If you’re a Tennessee Titans fan, don’t get too caught up in the highlight reels or something that you can pull off of YouTube.
Mekhi Sargent is a young and stout tailback at 23 years of age (he turns 24 in October). He’s also sturdy. He’s five-foot-nine and 209 pounds and coming off of his most productive season, but the argument can be made that he’s occupying a roster spot that could be given to a tight end or another pass rusher.
Tennessee figures to carry about four running backs, or five at the most, into the regular season. It’s a pretty solid bet that Derrick Henry is safe. Darrynton Evans, Jeremy McNichols, and Brian Hill round out the trio of the best players at the position behind Henry. The Titans are also two good young fullbacks in Khari Blasingame and Tory Carter.
The argument can be made that Sargent is looking up at all of those guys on the roster, and with only three preseason games now, there isn’t going to be much that he can do to distinguish himself.