Nov 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Bishop Sankey (25) rushes against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans sign second round pick Bishop Sankey


The Tennessee Titans signed their second round pick from the 2014 NFL draft as they agreed to a four-year deal with former Washington running back Bishop Sankey.

Sankey was the first running back taken in the draft this year, a draft that made running backs wait longer than ever before when Sankey was the 54th pick in the draft and in line to replace Chris Johnson as the team’s starting running back.

According to OverTheCap.com, the deal is worth an estimated $3,843,496 which includes a $1,115,272 signing bonus.

The 5-9, 209-pound running back led the Pac-12 with 2,174 yards from scrimmage when he rushed for 1,870 yards which was good for fourth in the nation and caught 28 passes for 304 yards. The second team AP All-American had 21 total touchdowns in his final season with the Huskies.

He is expected to compete with Shonn Greene for the starting running back position this season and could be one of the favorites to win Rookie of the Year and be a high pick in fantasy football drafts this fall if he wins the job, which is expected that he will after running a 4.49 in the 40 at the NFL Combine in February which sent his stock soaring.

Now that Sankey is locked up to his rookie deal, the Titans will focus on signing their first round pick and the 11th overall selection in the draft in former Michigan Wolverines offensive tackle Taylor Lewan who is just one of three first round picks still unsigned.


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