Mel Kiper Jr. sent a ripple through the Titans’ fanbase this week with his latest mock draft, which awarded the Titans USC running back Ronald Jones. With so much emphasis placed on the offense last year, we’ve all just kind of assumed that defense will be the pick at No. 25.
The selection is odd with Derrick Henry in the fold and seemingly ready to take over the backfield. I think we can all agree that the Titans need help at running back, I’m just not sure about using the 25th pick to solve that problem.
This is a DEEP draft class for running backs. You’re going to see guys taken on day three that are going to be productive. There’s also a decent free agent market out there for some veteran guys like Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and Jerrick McKinnon.
It’s going to be fascinating to see how Jon Robinson plays this. Be on the look out next week as we’ll be joined by Jon Ledyard to break down the entire running back draft class.
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