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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)

During his four years at UMass, he had 277 catches, 3,386 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

He was selected Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC First Team Wide Receiver and the Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC First Team Wide Receiver.

Sharpe is a big, lean, smooth receiver that has excellent route running skills. He can work the short, intermediate and deep routes well. He is a tough matchup for the defense. He will make a great possession receiver.


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