Should the Houston Texans look at running back in the 2nd round?
Bishop Sankey, Washington
Sankey has drawn comparisons to Cincinnati Bengals, with Rob Rang saying:
"“Like Bernard, Sankey does not possess the ideal frame for a bell-cow running back, but his vision, agility, burst and underrated power make him every effective as an ‘air’ back.”"
Another plus on Sankey is he’s a workhorse.
"“Pass blocks the same way in which he runs, showing subtle power and quickness to quietly get the job despite less than ideal size … Durable. Never missed a game and emerged as workhorse. Recognized by the UW coaching staff as a hard worker and team leader.”"
Dec 27, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Huskies tailback Bishop Sankey (25) scores on a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the BYU Cougars in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl at AT
In three seasons at UW, Sankey rushed for 3,401 yards and 35 touchdowns. He ran the ball for 623 yards in 37 games. In ’13, he rushed for 1,775 yards and 18 TDs, including nine games of 125 yards or more.
I like what I’ve seen from Sankey, and if he is another Bernard-type player, teams would be crazy to pass up on him in the draft in the second round.