Nashville, TN – The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft begins tonight, April 30th, in Chicago IL at 7:00pm CT. The Tennessee Titans are sitting pretty with the No. 2 overall pick. It is rumored that the Titans have received calls from multiple teams interested in acquiring the second overall pick.
Will the Titans make a trade, pick quarterback Marcus Mariota or select a different player all together. Find out tonight during the NFL Draft.In determining draft order, non-playoff clubs select first through 20th, according to the reverse order of their standing (i.e., the team with the lowest winning percentage receives the first pick, the team with the second lowest winning percentage receives the second pick, etc.).
Playoff teams select 21st through 32nd based on their level of advancement in the postseason.
The Titans were one of two teams in 2014 to win two games, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Titans and Buccaneers will rotate the first and second picks in each round, meaning the Titans were assigned the first spot in the second round, the second pick in the third round, the first pick in the fourth round, etc.
In NFL history, eight Pro Football Hall of Fame members have been chosen with the second pick in the NFL Draft: linebacker Les Richter (1952, Dallas Texans), offensive tackle Bob Brown (1964, Philadelphia Eagles), guard Tom Mack (1966, Los Angeles Rams), defensive tackle Randy White (1975, Dallas Cowboys), running back Tony Dorsett (1977, Dallas Cowboys), linebacker Lawrence Taylor (1981, New York Giants), running back Eric Dickerson (1983, Los Angeles Rams) and running back Marshall Faulk (1994, Indianapolis Colts).
Other second overall picks from the last 20 drafts include the following: tackle Tony Boselli (1995, Jacksonville Jaguars), quarterback Donovan McNabb (1999, Philadelphia Eagles), offensive lineman Leonard Davis (2001, Arizona Cardinals), defensive end Julius Peppers (2002, Carolina Panthers), running back Reggie Bush (2006, New Orleans Saints), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (2007, Detroit Lions), defensive end Chris Long (2008, St. Louis Rams), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (2010, Detroit Lions), linebacker Von Miller (2011, Denver Broncos) and quarterback Robert Griffin III. Last year, the St. Louis Rams chose tackle Greg Robinson with the second selection.
The Titans/Oilers franchise has owned the second overall pick three times previously in the “common draft era” (1967–present). It was in three consecutive seasons—1983, 1984 and 1985—that the Oilers were scheduled to pick second, but they traded the pick in 1983 and 1985. In 1984, the team chose Steinkuhler, who went on to play 100 games in seven seasons for the club.
NFL Draft Facts and Figures
80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.
7:00pm CT, Thursday, April 30th (Round 1)
6:00pm CT, Friday, May 1st (Rounds 2-3)
11:00am CT, Saturday, May 2nd (Rounds 4-7)
On the Air and the Web
Fans can watch the draft in its entirety on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2. Radio listeners can tune to the Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone. Titans Radio will feature special draft programming throughout the weekend, including gavel-to-gavel coverage of the first round.
www.TitansOnline.com , the official website of the Tennessee Titans, will provide up-to-the-minute information on the team’s selections and live coverage, including press conferences with Ruston Webster, Ken Whisenhunt and other members of the organization.
Additionally, fans can follow the team through its social media platforms, including Facebook (facebook.com/Titans), Google+ (plus.google.com/+Titans), Twitter (@tennesseetitans) and Instagram (@tennesseetitans). Social media users also are encouraged to follow and use the hashtag #TitansDraft.