Tennessee Titans 2022 NFL Draft grade: Hassan Haskins

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The Tennessee Titans have had one of the most interesting drafts in the NFL, and they continued that on Day 3.

After parting ways with Darrynton Evans and D’Onta Foreman, the Tennessee Titans decided to go after more competition for the backup running back position by drafting Hassan Haskins the running back from Michigan.

Here’s what that means if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan

I am going to go straight to Dane Brugler here and quote a line from his breakdown of Haskins:

"“voted the “Toughest Player of the Year” by his teammates in 2021 … physical mentality as a blocker, and holds up well in pass protection … experienced on special teams coverages (278 career snaps) … his coaches say he is “universally respected” in the locker room because of his work ethic and determination in everything he does”"

That is exactly what the Tennessee Titans were looking for as a third-down back. More than that, it is exactly the type of person that they look for in the locker room.

Is he going to win rookie of the year? No, he will probably get 75 touches this season, but his impact will be felt on special teams and in pass protection.

What did the Tennessee Titans miss out on?

On Day 3 it is nearly impossible to tell which positions or players you miss out on because players that are universally viewed as fourth-round picks could fall all the way to the seventh round or out of the draft completely.

The Titans were on the end of a run on tight ends and near the end of a run on running backs, so they must feel better about their options to find depth at tight end and wide receiver later in this draft.

At the end of the day, the mantra of this draft class has been, “How can we make sure can still play our style of football if [insert player here] is hurt.” After being the most injured team in the NFL last year, it is easy to see why they are doing this but it probably won’t yield a lot of potential starters for 2022.

Grade: C+