Tyjae Spears, RB
Titans legend Derrick Henry is now in the final year of his contract, and with the direction the Titans are heading, it's unlikely he's back in 2024. Tennessee even gauged his trade value earlier in the offseason.
That's why third-round pick Tyjae Spears is in for an important training camp. This could be his job to take in 2024, and it all starts now. It all starts in camp as a rookie, working, learning and proving he can be the man for the gig.
While Spears isn't as big or powerful as Henry (and, to be fair, no one really is), he has one big similarity that could work to his advantage in slowly taking over Henry's job in the next two years. That happens to be his patience. Like Henry, Spears is patient in allowing his blockers to set before finidng the hole.
Granted, Henry takes matters into his own hands many times, as well. But, he can do that with his size.
Spears, though, was a very productive and consistent runner at Tulane. He wasn't one who had a few monster games only to have several other duds. Spears is an even-keeled type of back, and one who could absolutely take over the lead job.
If Spears shows up in camp as a rookie, it'll give the organization some peace of mind when it comes to planning for the future. At one point, maybe last year's fourth-round pick Hassan Haskins could have wound up taking the job. But now, it looks like it's Spears' to lose.