2014 NFL Draft: RB Bishop Sankey Selected By Tennessee Titans

Bishop Sankey – RB Washington, 5’9″, 209 LBS, 31″ Arm Length

Drafted Round 2, Pick 22, Tennessee Titans

Combine Results: 4.49 Forty | 35.5″ Vertical Jump | 126″ Broad Jump

  • Blue Chip Prospect out of high school.
  • MVP of Las Vegas Bowl in 2012 as a sophomore.
  • Shattered Corey Dillon’s record for most rushing yards in a single-season in Husky history with 1,870 yards.
  • Doak Walker Award finalist
  • Team Captain

NFL Impact: Sankey reminds me of Ray Rice. Runs low to the ground and is a physical specimen. He showed extremely well at the NFL combine. Broke off 26 reps at 225 LBS on the bench press and ran a 4.00 sec 20 yard shuttle.

He has excellent skills for a smaller back and can snag the ball out of the air with his enormous 10″ hands. He was a very productive runner for Washington in a pro-style offense and finished 2013 as a finalist for the Doak Walker award for best running back in the nation. He owns both the single-season rushing record as well as the total career TD mark for the Huskies.

He needs to improve on his pass protection but that’s something he can learn at the pro level. And to be honest, it’s something most RBs come into the league needing to improve.

Sankey could end up as the best RB of the class when all is said.

Fantasy Impact: Going into the draft I had Sankey ranked as my second best RB in the draft and going first made me feel pretty good about my rankings. But honestly, Sankey should fit in pretty well with the Titans. I love they way he runs and he’s so strong that his size doesn’t worry me.

I believe he can be a starter in year one and make an actual impact in fantasy leagues. He can run in and out and gets better as the game goes on. He could get upwards of 250 carries in 2014 and should be considered a legit RB2 option in 12 team leagues.

 

Thoughts?