Jeremy McNichols, or McWeapon as he’s called, has a case to make the Titans’ 53-man roster when all is said and done. He’s only had two carries for four yards in his NFL career (In 2018 with the Colts) and has bounced around from practice squad to practice squad after initially being a fifth-round pick for the Buccaneers.
Against the Patriots in Week 2 of the 2019 preseason, however, McNichols came away with a couple of impressive runs that caught the attention of Nashville. Let’s take a quick look at them below:
McNichols finished his night with six carries for 13 yards, but had one touchdown run wiped away by a holding penalty on the Titans. He gets a massive hole to work with as a result, but manages to get in a nice looking stutter step cut to give himself more space on what should have been an impressive touchdown run.
The second impressive play is of course the touchdown that counted, a dump off from Ryan Tannehill. Even if you’re not a big McNichols guy, you gotta admit the effort he puts in this touchdown flip is extraordinary. I’ve already gone into detail about it here, but this if nothing else shows how badly McNichols wants to be on a roster.
Even with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis in front, I think the Titans can afford to keep a third back on the chart, and perhaps that guy is Jeremy McNichols. He has NFL level vision, speed, and cutback ability, and on a team that is committed to running the football that would be wise for the style of football Tennessee plays.
If the Titans do manage to keep a third back on the roster, McNichols will likely have to compete with David Fluellen to get that third spot. So these next two preseason games will be big for McNichols as he looks to make his case for the Titans’ 53-man roster spot.
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