5 biggest strengths on the Titans roster ahead of the 2023 season

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No. 2 strength on the Titans roster in 2023: Running back

The Titans have one of the best running backs in the league in Derrick Henry, which is why it was a bit puzzling to see them use a valuable draft pick to select Tyjae Spears in the third round. However, a closer look shows that it was a low-key smart club.

Henry is still the king but his reign will eventually come to an end. It might happen this year, maybe in 2025 but drafting Spears could potentially extend his shelf life. While there's a good chance the King will still get most of the workload next season, Spears should also get significant playing time.

You could argue that the Titans should continue feeding Henry the ball but that's no longer a sustainable way to win games. Last season, he toted the rock 349 times for 1,538 yards with 13 touchdowns. Those are great numbers on the surface but the former Alabama standout also got stymied more often than in previous years. It's possible that the wear and tear are starting to take a toll on him, so making Spears an important part of the offense would be the best course of action.

This isn't to say Henry is done but rather that the Titans need to be smart about how they use him at this stage of their career if they want to get the best possible mileage out of him. Especially with Spears now in the equation.

In Spears, Tennessee has a dynamic runner that can also contribute in the passing game and it would make sense to get him and RB3 Hassan Haskins involved on offense to lessen some of Henry's workload in 2023.