The Tennessee Titans fill another need
The Tennessee Titans have added another dimension to their offense by selecting Appalachian State’s, Darrynton Evans with their 93rd pick. Evans will most likely replace Dion Lewis and slot in behind Derrick Henry as the secondary running back in the Titans offense.
Darrynton Evans’s speed will compliment Derrick Henry’s power and will make the Titans offense much more unpredictable. He will also relieve some pressure and take workload off of Derrick Henry, as the Titans have been increasingly reliant on him performing well to win.
Darrynton Evans was the second fastest running back in this year’s draft, running a 4.41 in the 40 yard dash at the NFL combine in February. Last year at college, Evans ran for 1,480 yards and 18 touchdowns while collecting 21 passes for 198 yards and ended up scoring 5 times.
He was later named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year. During his time at Appalachian State, Evans recorded no fumbles in 482 carries, which is why the Titans are confident that he can provide some ball security with potential pass catches and carries. Titans are also expecting he can help out in kick returning.
Overall Draft Grade – B
Darrynton Evans is another pick that can make an immediate impact and will be given every opportunity to do so. He can be a very multi-dimensional player at the NFL level and can help the team in many ways.
Evans also needs to improve his game in many areas. He is not a strong or powerful “between the tackles” runner which at times can affect his production and limit effectiveness, but with Derrick Henry taking the majority of the punishment, he should be protected from this.
He also isn’t the best tackle breaker and usually tends to absorb/brace for impact. But with Derrick Henry as a mentor I’m sure we will see many improvements in his game.
Tennessee Titans Draft So Far..
The Tennessee Titans have addressed all of their needs so far in this draft. The Titans have stuck to their guns and ensured that their 2 valuable assets, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry will have every chance to be able to continue their 2019 form.
The Titans have used their picks wisely and therefore I think it’s been a very successful draft and sets them up for their Super Bowl aspirations.