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5 Things About: Titans Second-Round Pick Bishop Sankey

Posted by Craig Peters on May 14, 2014 – 12:03 pm

The Titans drafted Washington running back Bishop Sankey in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 54th overall pick.

Here are five things to know about one of the newest Titans:

The Titans selected Bishop Sankey out of Washington in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Titans selected Bishop Sankey out of Washington in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

1) Sankey was third on Washington’s depth chart before injuries created an opportunity for him in the second game of the 2012 season. He made the most of his playing time, with 1,439 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on 289 carries and 249 yards on 33 receptions as a sophomore. Sankey followed with a school-record 1,870 rushing yards and second-highest season total of 20 rushing TDs.

2) Sankey was watching the NFL Draft with family and friends at Fort McArthur Air Force Base in San Pedro, Calif., when he was selected by the Titans. (Sankey’s father is in the Air Force and works with ROTC at UCLA).

3) NFL Media fantasy football editor Michael Fabiano recently predicted that Sankey has an opportunity to make one of the biggest impacts of any rookie. The Titans love Sankey’s versatility, and his ability to catch passes out of the backfield could enhance his offensive numbers (in fantasy and reality).

4) Sankey said his “favorite athlete as a child” was running back Javon Ringer, a fifth-round pick by Tennessee out of Michigan State in 2009. Ringer played in 37 games in four seasons with the Titans but was limited by injuries.

5) Sankey, whose middle name is Shaquille, said his pre-game playlist has “gospel at first, then some hip hop and some more upbeat stuff.”

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2 Responses to “5 Things About: Titans Second-Round Pick Bishop Sankey”

  1. By Dawg on May 16, 2014 | Reply

    Husky from Washington here; I love this pick for Tennessee. Hoping good things for your Husky backfield, Titans!

  2. By addicted2football on May 20, 2014 | Reply

    We are too Dawg, I expect Sankey to be a beast, and I’m hoping we can keep Jake healthy for a whole season as well.

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