Ranking starting RBs Tennessee Titans are expected to face in 2021

Jonathan Taylor #28, Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

Here are several underrated threats for the Tennessee Titans defense.

9. Raheem Mostert? Wayne Gallman?, San Francisco 49ers, Week 16: Who knows who the starting tailback is in San Francisco anymore. The 49ers seemingly have ten. Raheem Mostert or Wayne Gallman, it doesn’t matter. Whoever gets tossed out there will do fine in this system where it appears that you can plug anybody into it.

8. Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals, Week 1: Expect a larger role for Chase Edmonds now that Kenyan Drake plays for the Las Vegas Raiders. This is no give-up option though. He didn’t get the number of carries he would have liked in 2020 because the Arizona Cardinals, for some reason, refused to give up on Drake even though Edmonds simply looked like the better option and was outperforming him.

7. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks, Week 2: Chris Carson wants all the smoke when he gets his hands on the football. He isn’t as talented as Marshawn Lynch, but every once in a while, he does some things to make you believe that there’s a baby beast mode growing in the Pacific Northwest.

6. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Weeks 5 and 14: Obviously, this one falls under the assumption that James Robinson beats out Travis Travis Etienne and Carlos Hyde for the starting role. That’s a safe bet as he showed no signs of being an undrafted guy after notching 1,070 yards rushing, 344 yards receiving, and ten total trips to the end zone. 

5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs, Week 7: Being in a system where he has Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy on the sideline and Patrick Mahomes as a teammate helps him a lot. To become an every-down back, he’ll need to satisfy a few minor concerns with his game, but as it stands right now, Clyde Edwards-Helaire has shown an ability to make guys miss, bounce off of tacklers and break big plays.

As a rookie, 23 of his 181 rushes exceeded ten yards gained.