Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky: While veteran Shonn Greene is at the head of the line for the Titans running back-by-committee approach, rookie Bishop Sankey is the team's most well-rounded back. Sankey is on a good growth curve, and I expect he will earn the most touches over the course of the season, with Greene and Dexter McCluster making their contributions as more situational players.
We’re projecting Sankey to be the clear RB1 in Tennessee after the Titans took him as the first running back in the draft. He’s a versatile runner who doesn’t have much competition for touches. The last 13 rookies who were the top drafted RB in their class and joined a backfield with a lackluster incumbent averaged 18.2 touches for 83.1 yards and 0.55 TD, or 11.6 fantasy points per game. That’s about what Ryan Mathews averaged as the #12 RB in 2013. He carries some risk since the backfield is unsettled, but the Titans didn't draft him so he could stand on the sideline.