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Titans' press conference transcript on drafting U. of Washington RB Bishop Sankey

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 10, 2014

Here's what the Tennessee Titans said Friday night after drafting Wadsworth native Bishop Sankey, a running back from the University of Washington, with the 54th overall pick.


Obviously, it’s good to add another player. We wanted to add a running back in this draft and targeted a few of them but the first one being Bishop Sankey. Really what he brings to us is a great deal of versatility, vision, feet, ability to catch the football. The important thing for us in picking one of these backs was to get the right fit for the coaches offense. Versatility and the ability to play on three downs was really one of the main criteria.

(on if this will help fill the loss of Chris Johnson in this offense)
Well he is a different type of player than CJ (Chris Johnson). We were looking for a guy like this. A guy with some versatility and not exactly just trying to replace CJ. We will have multiple backs that play and coach can address some of that. Definitely we needed a running back. I think I told you guys that that is what we were going to target when you asked about our needs and that’s what we did.

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