With college fullbacks 'fossils,' don't expect the Titans to go back to one

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel allowed for the possibility of a versatile fullback being part of the 2018 Titans.

But at the NFL scouting combine, Vrabel offered a big illustration of why we probably shouldn’t expect one.

FullbackFormer GM Ruston Webster drafted Jalston Fowler out of Alabama in the fourth round, 108th overall, in 2015. Many of us hammered the Titans for spending a pick that high on a guy who would work as a specialist.

San Diego State’s Nick Bawden is probably the best traditional fullback in this draft and I’ve seen him rated as a sixth- or seventh-rounder.

Fowler faded last season, when his snaps were exclusively as fullback and he couldn’t find a route to help on special teams.

He started showing up as a healthy scratch and was waived on Dec. 9. He’s now with the Seahawks.

I asked Vrabel if the Titans will be a fullback team.

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