Titans pick Bishop Sankey in 2nd

May, 9, 2014
May 9
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The pick: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington

My take: An instinctive and quick back, Sankey should fit in nicely with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster in the Titans' backfield and could easily wind up with the highest number of carries in his rookie season. The Titans view him as a versatile three-down back who can run inside and out, catch passes and be reliable in pass protection. He said he has been compared to Giovani Bernard, LeSean McCoy and even Emmitt Smith. Titans area scout Marv Sunderland said Sankey runs like Tiki Barber did, without the fumbling issue. That's a heck of a group to be compared to. The Titans triggered a run on running backs by tabbing the first one in the draft with the 54th overall pick.

Unfortunate: Sankey will be at the team's upcoming rookie minicamp. But after that, because the school year won't be over for the University of Washington, he can't be with the team for its 10 organized team activity days. Ken Whisenhunt is confident the smart Sankey will do well to keep up with things via his iPad playbook that will get updated with current practice video.

What's next: The Titans will sit out the third round. They gave their pick to San Francisco last year when they moved up for Justin Hunter. They aren't slated to pick again until No. 112 in the fourth round Saturday, but the trade back in the second round with Philadelphia means they also have the 122nd pick.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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