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Tennessee Titans take Arkansas guard Sebastian Tretola in the 6th round of the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola (73) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 193th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola (73) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 193th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans trade up to take Southern Utah DB LeShaun Sims in the 5th Round (157th overall)

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Southern Utah defensive back LeShaun Sims (36) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 157th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Southern Utah defensive back LeShaun Sims (36) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 157th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take Massachusetts WR Tajae Sharpe with the 140th overall pick in the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Massachusetts wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (1) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 140th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Massachusetts wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (1) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 140th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans select Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard with the 64th overall pick in the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard (20) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 64th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

Middle Tennessee safety Kevin Byard (20) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 64th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take Alabama RB Derrick Henry with the 45th overall pick in the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 45th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 45th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take Penn State DT Austin Johnson with 43rd overall pick in NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, 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.

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, Friday. (Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans use Second Round Pick to get Clemson Tigers OLB Kevin Dodd

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans has selected Clemson Tigers outside linebacker (OLB) Kevin Dodd in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 33rd Overall pick.

At 6’5″, the 277 pound Dodd ran a 4.86 second 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. He has a 30 1/2″ vertical leap and a 9’2″ broad jump.

At Clemson, Dodd had 12 sacks, 23.5 tackles and 62 tackles for a loss last season. He ended with a season streak of five consecutive games with a sack.

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson Tigers outside linebacker Kevin Dodd was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 33rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans trade up to take OT Jack Conklin with the 8th pick in NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans traded with the Cleveland Browns up to the No. 8th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to take Michigan State Offensive Tackle Jack Conklin. The Titans traded the No. 15 overall pick, a 3rd round pick and a 2nd round pick in 2017 to the Browns.

The 6’6″, 308 pound Conklin ran a 5.0 second 40 yard dash in the NFL Combine. He has a scrappy player with good core strength, power in his hands and locks up defenders making it hard for them to get around him.

Michigan State Spartans offensive tackle Jack Conklin (74) taken with the 8th overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Michigan State Spartans offensive tackle Jack Conklin (74) taken with the 8th overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans trade Number One Pick in NFL Draft to Los Angeles Rams

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms on a trade that would see Tennessee trade the number one overall pick, along with their fourth round (113 overall) and sixth round (177 overall) picks this year to the Rams, in exchange for the Rams first round pick (15), two second round (43 and 45) selections and third round (76) pick in 2016; along with the Rams first round pick and third round picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Titans now own nine selections in the 2016 Draft, including six of the top 76 picks in the draft.

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Tennessee Titans sign multi year contract with Houston Texans center Ben Jones

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Ben Jones (6-3, 308) joins the Tennessee Titans after four seasons and 64 games (43 starts) with the Houston Texans. During his four seasons in the NFL, he registered 16 starts at center, 16 starts at left guard and 11 starts at right guard.

Over the last two years, Houston ranked seventh in sacks allowed (62) and ninth in rushing yards (3,892).

Houston Texans center Ben Jones (60) agrees to multi year contract with the Tennessee Titans. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans center Ben Jones (60) agrees to multi year contract with the Tennessee Titans. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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