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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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Tennessee Titans make trade with Philadelphia Eagles for running back DeMarco Murray

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles that will send running back DeMarco Murray to Nashville, TN. The teams will swap fourth-round picks in this year’s NFL Draft, with the Titans moving from the second pick to the 15th pick in the round.

A five-year veteran of the league and two-time Pro Bowler (2013 & 14), Murray was the NFL’s rushing champion and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, when he rushed for 1,845 yards and led the Dallas Cowboys to their first playoff appearance since 2009.

Tennessee Titans complete deal with Philadelphia Eagles to acquire running back DeMarco Murray. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans complete deal with Philadelphia Eagles to acquire running back DeMarco Murray. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans sign multi-year deal with cornerback Brice McCain

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with cornerback Brice McCain. McCain has been in the NFL for seven seasons.

McCain (5-9, 190) has played 100 games during his seven-year NFL career with the Houston Texans (2009-13), Pittsburgh Steelers (2014) and Miami Dolphins (2015). Last year with the Dolphins, McCain played in 14 games with 11 starts and totaled 39 tackles, eight passes defensed and one interception.

Miami Dolphins defensive back Brice McCain (24) intercepts a pass over Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the second half at FedEx Field on September 13th 2015. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Dolphins defensive back Brice McCain (24) intercepts a pass over Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the second half at FedEx Field on September 13th 2015. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

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A Look at Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Marcus Mariota, the former Oregon quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner. Mariota later became the first quarterback in franchise history to start in Week 1 of his rookie season and recorded 12 total starts. He missed four contests due to injury.

Mariota unquestionably raised the bar for franchise rookie quarterbacks, breaking the club’s rookie records for attempts (370), yards (2,818), completions (230) and touchdowns (19).

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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