Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said he thinks of McCluster more as a running back, but with the capability of doing many things. Look for him to be a passing target out of the backfield and from the slot as the offense plays up his mismatch potential.
“He has a body of work for four years now that you have evidence of what he can do,” Whisenhunt said. “He has lined up in the backfield and had success, he’s lined up in the slot and had success. He’s been a very good returner in the league. Those are three pretty strong components of a resume right there. I know he is versed in all of those things, and how he fits specifically … we’ll see.”
It appears that Whisenhunt does want McCluster to play a similar role as Danny Woodhead did in San Diego in 2013. McCluster carried the ball 114 times for 516 yards (4.5 YPC) in 2011, and at this point the Titans are only expected to have Shonn Greene as competition for carries. He could be an intriguing late-round pick, especially in PPR formats.