Tennessee Titans on roster’s back half that could make this team

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Brian Hill, Tennessee Titans
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. . Brian Hill, running back. 25. player. 35.

Brian Hill could be a perfect complement for Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry.

Perhaps the most overutilized term we’ve heard when it comes to running backs is ‘thunder and lightning’. No, seriously. Aren’t you sick of hearing that?

The intent is obvious. Teams would love to have this dichotomy where there’s this imposing ground game that has sprinkles of finesse and blinding speed as you shuffle one guy out for another, but often, there is more thunder than lightning (or vice versa) and the rain never seems to show up.

Tennessee’s found their version of thunder. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. His name is Derrick Henry. Now, they need only find a guy that can spare him from time to time, a guy that can still give defenses fits when King Henry hits the Gatorade cooler. Brian Hill might be the most capable guy of doing that on this roster. No disrespect is intended to Darrynton Evans, but as you know, due to his injury concerns, fans didn’t see tons of him as a rookie.

Hill can literally score from anywhere, and in a world where the Tennessee Titans carry five running backs and two fullbacks on the training camp roster, a world where they may only carry four running backs total, Derrick Henry, Darrynton Evans, and Khari Blasingame feel like the logical choices to make the cut.

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Mekhi Sargent and Tory Carter figure to be left off of the roster. That means Brian Hill and Jeremy McNichols are in a battle for that fourth spot, and if you take a poll, most will probably tell you that they favor Hill over McNichols. That’s a statement that most of the Titan Sized staff disagrees with.