Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt was asked how much can be expected of Bishop Sankey on his first day back since a rookie minicamp in May. (He has been finishing up his school requirements at the University of Washington.)
“Would I like to think he’s ready? Yes,” Whisenhunt said. “Do I think he’s ready? No, but hopefully he’s been looking at the video and staying up with the scripts. I know he’s talked to (running backs coach Sylvester) Croom a few times, so hopefully it will help him with the adjustment. He’ll get some good reps here Thursday and hopefully with the minicamp.”
Whisenhunt said training camp is the target return for Shonn Greene.
We’re projecting Sankey to be the clear RB1 in Tennessee after the Titans took him as the first back in the draft. He’s a versatile back 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.