Titans compare Bishop Sankey to Tiki Barber

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

General manager Ruston Webster discussed the Titans' pick of RB Bishop Sankey...

"We were looking for a guy with some versatility, but not exactly trying to replace C.J.," Webster said. "… He is just completely different as a back. Their skill-set is not the same, so when you see him on the field, it is not going to look anything like Chris, and he'll make his own mark."

Sankey, who started 25 of 38 games in college and rushed for 1,870 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final season, has good speed (4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash). He reminded Titans scout Marv Sunderland of former Giants star Tiki Barber.

"He can run inside, he can get outside, he runs through guys and he can break the long runs," Sunderland said. "He has great hands out of the backfield, and he's a good blocker. He is a well-rounded back."

Fantasy Impact: 

Under then OC Ken Whisenhunt, the Chargers threw the ball 52.8% of the time in 2013, which is low compared to the league average (56.6%), so the Titans figure to feature the running game, especially with the unproven Jake Locker under center. Sankey should win the starting job quickly, but even if the situation is somewhat murky, he should be a good pick on draft day. We're expecting RB2-type numbers out of the rookie; he should be the first rookie taken in fantasy drafts this summer.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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