Return of Evans, Fulton offers Titans promise of hope for 2020 draft class

By John Glennon

The progress report to date on the Titans' 2020 draft class is incomplete at best, abominable at worst.

No other team's 2020 draft class has compiled fewer man-games than the Titans' original six-person group, which has played just 28 games so far – a combined 19 of those coming from fifth-round pick Larrell Murchison and seventh-round pick Chris Jackson.

It's tough to get past the centerpiece, first-round draft pick Isaiah Wilson, whose list of off-field issues has so far surpassed his offensive snaps (three). His story has gone from embarrassing to maddening to frightening as the months have progressed, the Titans' decision to place Wilson on the reserve non-football illness list – in order for him to work through personal issues – the last we've heard of the big Panda since early this month.

Would that Wilson might have an “It's a Wonderful Life” kind of experience, one to help him realize the value of the present and the promise of the future.

To that end, what would the holiday season be without a little hope?

And thanks in part to the NFL's relaxed injured reserve rules this season, some of the Titans' rookies are providing at least a little semblance of hope as the team readies for the playoffs.

We'll start with running back Darrynton Evans, the team's third-round . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: