Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Auburn running back Tre Mason speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans ‘definitely’ looking at running backs


Following the Tennessee Titans decision to release former 2,000-yard rusher, Chris Johnson, after attempts at a trade were unsuccessful, the team has a glaring need at the running back position to bolster a nucleus that includes Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle and Dexter McCluster.

Titans general manager Rustern Webster appeared on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville to discuss the team’s decision to part ways with the former first-round pick and what the team plans to do to address the void at tailback.

Per Pro Football Talk: “Webster said the team will “definitely” be looking at running backs in the draft, although he subscribes to the conventional wisdom that there’s no superstar runners in this year’s draft class.”

There may not be any running backs taken in the first round this year meaning the Titans could have their pick from the top players at the position which includes Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde, Ka’Deem Carey, Bishop Sankey, Andre Williams and Tre Mason.

There is a chance all of them could be available for the Titans in the second round at No. 42 and at the very least four from this group should be available so Webster will have attractice options in the draft to replace Johnson.

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