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Tyjae Spears

Tyjae Spears


Age: 21College: Tulane

2023 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 4th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #263
Best / Worst #115 / #358
ADP #179

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Tyjae Spears boosted his draft stock dramatically as a buzzy player at the Senior Bowl, and his atomic rise up the draft boards continued at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Spears weighed in at 5-foot-10 and 201 pounds. He did not run the 40-yard dash but instead nearly jumped out of the building in the explosion drills. His vertical jump of 39″ ranked in the 92nd percentile and was second only to Chase Brown. Spears' broad jump ranked third in the class at 125″ which ranked in the 89th percentile.

The Tulane running back will be one of my top rookie running back targets after he posted a 31 percent dominator rating in 2022, finishing 5th in the FBS in rushing yards (1,586), second in rushing TDs (19), and fourth in yards after contact per attempt (4.55). Per Sports Info Solutions' total points model, Spears finished third in total points per game and total EPA generated per game. He also finished second in the class in pass pro snaps per game (8.1), something NFL coaches will drool over.

Throughout his career, he boasts an impressive 3.00 yards per play (seventh best in the class) - a great indicator of future success at the NFL level.

The Titans selected Spears in the 3rd round of the 2023 NFL Draft despite scary reports regarding Spears' short shelf life based on previous knee injuries. For 2023 alone, he's a high-upside handcuff option should anything happen to Derrick Henry.

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Tyjae Spears selected No. 81 by Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have selected Tulane RB Tyjae Spears with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

Spears is the second running back taken by the Titans in recent drafts, pairing up with RB Hassan Haskins from Michigan. Spears is an all-around back and could be set up to be RB Derrick Henry's successor, especially if the trade rumors have any substance. Spears is a capable pass-catcher and will be able to complement Henry while they share a roster.

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Thor’s Dynasty Rookie Running Back Rankings & Player Comps (2023 Fantasy Football) photo

After following the 2023 rookie class through the most recent college season and the NFL Draft process, I’m ready to put together a few names for you to watch as you prepare for your fantasy football leagues. Based on my … read more »

Image of Thor Nystrom by Thor Nystrom in FantasyJun 5, 2023
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #78RB #40RB #10248
Dynasty RB #41RB #34RB #5032
Running Backs#57
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Strength of Schedule (2023)
Next Game@ NO20th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, CLE, CIN10th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)HOU, SEA, HOU1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--1st easiest remaining opponents