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Bishop Sankey drafted by Tennessee Titans at No. 54

NEW YORK -- The Titans have tapped one of their biggest needs here in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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With the No. 54 overall selection, Tennessee grabbed Washington running back Bishop Sankey to bolster a backfield that won't have the services of Chris Johnson for the first time since 2007.

The stock for backs has never been lower, with the Sankey pick marking the latest a runner's been selected in the history of the NFL Draft.

While many scouts saw Carlos Hyde as this year's top back, Sankey fits well into a Titans offense that wants more versatility out of its ground game.

"He's tougher than (expletive)," one scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, going so far as to compare Sankey to a Hall of Famer, saying: "He's got a little bit of Emmitt Smith in him."

There are some questions about his size, with the 5-foot-9 Sankey weighing in at just 209 pounds, but his quickness helped him break Napoleon Kaufman's touchdown record at Washington.

With only Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle and Leon Washington on the roster, Sankey looms as a juicy fantasy prospect who should see plenty of opportunity as a rookie.

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