Topic: NFL Draft
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (0-0) begin the 2016 preseason this week against the San Diego Chargers (0-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Saturday, August 13th. The contest is a preview of the two teams’ November 6th regular season meeting in San Diego.
The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN News 2 in Nashville.
Nashville, TN – On the field, Titans fans will get their first glimpse of the team as constructed by new general manager Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey, each of whom were named to their posts in January by controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk.
Although he is a native of Union City, TN, Robinson is a newcomer to the organization. Mularkey was hired as tight ends coach in 2014, promoted to assistant head coach/tight ends coach during the 2015 offseason, and then spent the final nine games of 2015 as interim head coach.
Tennessee Titans pick up Southern Mississippi CB Kalan Reed with the last pick of the 2016 NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans selected Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles cornerback Kalan Reed in the 7th round (253rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was also the last player picked in the draft.
The 5’11”, 195 pound Reed had a 4.38 second time in the 40 yard dash and a 41.5″ vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
Nashville, TN – In the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected UCLA Bruins linebacker Aaron Wallace with the 222nd overall pick Saturday.
The 6’3″ 240 pound Wallace ran the 40 yard dash in 4.57 seconds at the NFL Combine. He had 25 reps on the bench press (225 pounds), a 36″ vertical leap and ran the short shuttle in 4.27 seconds.
Nashville, TN – Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola was taken in the 6th round with the 193rd overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday.
In the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Tretola ran a 5.45 second 40 yard dash and had 22 reps on the bench press (225 pounds).
Tretola started all 14 games at left guard for Arkansas and closed out his career with playing 24 straight contests.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans make a trade with the Denver Broncos to move up and take Southern Utah Thunderbirds defensive back LeShaun Sims with the 176 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Titans sent the 176 pick in this year’s draft along with a sixth round pick in 2017. Tennessee picks up an additional seventh round pick as well.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans in the 5th round have selected Massachusetts Minutemen wide receiver Tajae Sharpe with the 140th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Sharpe, at 6’2″ and 194 pounds, had a 4.55 second run in the 40 yard dash and a 33.5″ vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
At Massachusetts, Sharpe caught 111 passes for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns in 2015. He led the nation in total receptions.
Tennessee Titans select Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard with the 64th overall pick in the NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans took Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 64th overall pick.
The 5’11”, 216 pound Byard ran the 40 yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the NFL Combine. He has a 38 inch vertical jump, made a 9 foot broad jump, benched 22 reps of 225 pounds and ran the short shuttle in 4.15 seconds.
Nashville, TN – Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner is 6’3″ and weighs 247 pounds. At the NFL Combine, Henry ran a 4.54 second 40 yard dash, had a 37″ vertical jump, a 130.0″ broad jump and run the 40 yard shuttle in 11.50 seconds.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans picked up Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson Friday with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
At the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Johnson ran a 5.32 second 40 yard dash and had a 26 inch vertical jump.
Johnson started 13 games for the Penn State Nittany Lions racking up 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown against San Diego State.
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