Washington Huskies running back Bishop Sankey (25). Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft profile - Bishop Sankey

2014 NFL Draft

Name:  Bishop Sankey

School:  Washington

Position:   Running Back

Height:  5-10

Weight:   209

Positives:  Bishop Sankey is an explosive playmaker at the running back  position.  He has good vision and has the ability to make sharp cuts, and burst through the hole quickly.   He has a wiggle to him, and can make a tackler miss in the open field.  Sankey is very versatile and is a very good receiver out of the backfield.

He doesn’t have great speed, but is plenty fast enough to still break off long runs.  He’s great in the read-option, which the Redskins will sprinkle in, in Jay Gruden’s offense.  Sankey has great feet and can start and stop on a dime.

Negatives:  Sankey has a thin frame, and probably won’t be counted on to be a workhorse type of running back at the next level.

Impact on the Redskins:  The Redskins aren’t hurting for a running back, as Alfred Morris is one of the better runners in the NFL.  And Roy Helu Jr. did a good job on third downs, but Bishop Sankey would be an ideal change of pace back for Alfred Morris, and he could bring an explosive skill set to the offense, especially on third downs.

Where the Redskins could pick him:  Sankey will more than likely be off the board somewhere in the second round.  However, depending on what backs teams have rated as the top back in the draft, it’s possible that Sankey could fall to the Redskins at the top of the third round at pick # 66.

Teams interested:   Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns

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