3. Titans RB Tyjae Spears will push for a featured role in training camp
Running back Tyjae Spears was an intriguing talent that generated a lot of buzz during the pre-draft process. But due to the supply at the position, he slid to the third round, where the Titans took him at No. 81.
An ACC Offensive Player of the Year selection in 2022, the Tulane product toted the rock 229 times for 1,581 years with 19 touchdowns. On top of that, he added 256 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 22 catches.
In Tennessee, Spears will most likely begin his rookie season behind Derrick Henry, who showed in 2022 that he's still the best running back in the league. But Henry's reign could come to an and Spears should vie for playing time in training camp and eventually challenge him for the throne.
Spears turned heads during offseason workouts and has gotten rave reviews from his teammates. Similarly, the young running back doesn't seem to be fazed by whatever the coaching staff is throwing at his plate, routinely staying after practice to catch 100-plus balls.
Simply, it will be hard to keep Spears out of the running back rotations and it wouldn't be shocking to see the Titans' brass opt for a backfield committee for 2023. And once Spears hit his stride, he will give the coaching staff no option but to keep feeding him the football.