NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed their third-round draft pick, the running back expected to back up NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.
The Titans announced Darrynton Evans agreed to a multiyear deal Wednesday. His agency shared a photo of Evans signing his deal on social media.
Evans was the No. 93 pick overall out of Appalachian State in this past spring's draft. He ran for 2,884 yards in his Mountaineers career and had 4,642 all-purpose yards. He was the Sun Belt Conference's offensive player of the year in 2019 with 1,480 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.
He joined Christian McCaffrey (2015 at Stanford) and Chris Johnson (2007 at East Carolina) as the only Football Bowl Subdivision players since 2000 with at least 1,400 yards rushing, five touchdown catches and a kickoff return for a touchdown in the same season.
The Titans released veteran Dion Lewis earlier this offseason, so Evans is expected to fill that spot especially with his skills as a receiver.
Only the Titans' top two draft picks — offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson and cornerback Kristian Fulton — remain unsigned with rookies expected to report for training camp Thursday.