Instinctive and super-quick with his feet, and capable of both power running and getting outside. Sees blocking and holes very well and has great agility to make quick cuts and explode for yardage. Very strong and durable for his size, hates to go down, and is a solid blocker. Has big, excellent hands as a receiver.
A bit small for a featured back and doesn't quite have home run long speed. Will occasionally dance at the line and get off-kilter. Will need to keep developing his blocking technique as a pro.
All-round excellent tailback with starter tools.
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the Tennessee Titans to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2nd round (54th Overall) in 2014.
Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey was nowhere to be found in Week 2 against Dallas. | 09/14/2014 4:58 PM
Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey was nowhere to be found in Week 2 against Dallas.
Sankey rushed the ball just two times for three yards. The Titans only tried running the ball 11 times including twice by quarterback Jake Locker. Shonn Green appears to be the only back option in Tennessee.
ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects rookie running back Bishop Sankey to "gradually grow" into a more important role on offense. | 09/13/2014 2:58 PM
ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects rookie running back Bishop Sankey to "gradually grow" into a more important role on offense.
Sankey is further down the depth chart than we initially thought. Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster had 15 and nine carries, respectively. Sankey had six carries for 25 yards. Even Leon Washington was invovled and only had two fewer touches than Sankey did. The rookie is worth having on your bench because he will continue to get more reps but do not put him in your fantasy lineup this week.
Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey did some good things and some bad things this week ... as rookies are prone to do. | 08/18/2014 11:38 AM
Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey did some good things and some bad things this week ... as rookies are prone to do.
Sankey rushed six times for 31 yards (5.1 ypc), but also fumbled on his final carry while driving for extra yards. With Shonn Greene struggling to to knee issues, Sankey could be in line for big playing time, if he can straighten out the issues - primarily blocking for his QB and fumbling.
Titans plan to employ running back committee | 07/20/2014 12:26 PM
According to the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans "plan on using a running back by committee approach" this season.
Beat writer Jim Wyatt's "thinking" is Bishop Sankey will lead the team in "carries and production," but Dexter McCluster will be ex-Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt's new Danny Woodhead, and the Titans "want (Shonn) Greene to be their power back in goal-line and short-yardage situations." Wyatt also noted McCluster was an "offseason star" at pre-training camp activities. Most NFL executives viewed Sankey as a rotational back as opposed to a bellcow prior to May's draft. The Titans made him the first running back selected, but he's hardly a lock to handle bellcow work. Sankey's current Average Draft Position is the early fourth round, ahead of Ryan Mathews, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, and Frank Gore.
According to the Tennessean, the Titans plan on using a running back by committee this season. | 07/20/2014 12:06 PM
According to the Tennessean, the Titans plan on using a running back by committee this season.
We're guessing they'll move away from that quickly once they see the difference between Bishop Sankey and Shonn Greene. Dexter McCluster will be involved, but more as a pass-catcher in the role Danny Woodhead occupied last season for the Chargers under new Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt. Woodhead had 182 touches, but there were still 311 touches left for Ryan Mathews. Sankey will likely lead the backfield in touches, but with Greene looming as a touchdown vulture a 39.3 ADP is a little high for the rookie.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Titans second-round RB Bishop Sankey is "widely viewed" as a change-of-pace back by rival personnel executives.
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Sankey is expected to do more than simply change plodder Shonn Greene's pace, but his college film painted a murky picture of his feature-back potential. Sankey is a certifiable stud in pad-less practices, but tended to underwhelm on game tape. It sounds like many of Tennessee's rivals saw the same thing. Sankey's apparent role makes him an intriguing RB2 in re-draft leagues, but there's bust potential.
Titans signed second-round RB Bishop Sankey to a four-year contract.
Sankey was the first running back drafted last month, at No. 54 overall. With just Shonn Greene in his way, Sankey should have no trouble carving out a big-time offensive role right out of the gate. (Greene isn't participating in team drills at this week's minicamp due to a lingering knee injury.) Sankey blazed a 4.49 forty at the Combine, but that kind of burst is spotty when watching his college film. The rookie has year-one RB2 potential.
Bishop Sankey will miss offfseason time | 05/18/2014 5:28 PM
Second-round pick Bishop Sankey will be away from the Titans until late June due to the University of Washington's late graduation.
Other than post-draft rookie minicamps, NFL rules prohibit rookies from participating in workouts until their schools graduate. It's a dumb rule. "He'll be playing catch-up," coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Sankey. "It will set him back for now, but it won't affect him as we go through the preseason." Sankey will be able to return for two late-June OTAs and the Titans' June 17-19 minicamp.
Titans scount compares Sankley to Tiki Barber | 05/12/2014 11:28 AM
Titans scout Marv Sunderland compared Bishop Sankey to Tiki Barber.