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With the 93rd pick in the third round of the NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected App State running back Darrynton Evans.
Named the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year in 2019, Evans finishes as one of App State’s most productive running backs. Evans finished 2019 with 1,480 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. Over his career, Evans has 2,884 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns.
Darrynton Evans’ best trait is his speed, which he has shown across his college career. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Evans posted a 4.41 40-yard dash. Get Evans in space and it may be over for the defensive backs in front of him. The speed, combined with his ball security, makes Evans an instant contributor for any NFL team.
Although Evans can contribute in the receiving game, his route running will need to be sped up. He has issues with breaking tackles with power. Expect Evans to immediately contribute as a running back, with most of his production coming as a third-down running back and someone who can relieve any starting running back.
What the Analysts Say
Slashing outside-zone runner with glide in his stride and ability to run with elusiveness and creativity. Evans is a little undersized and might be viewed as a change-of-pace option, but he appears to have the three-down skill set to handle committee carries. -Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
The Titans have a starting running back in Derrick Henry, so Evans enters a prime situation. While Evans won’t start, his fit is prime. The Titans have struggled with a true receiving back and speedster, which Evans will provide. As Evans spells a tired Henry, the Titans will have to keep track of Evans speed as he is capable of destroying defenses in outside zone runs. Simply put, the Titans get even better as a running back.