ChrisJacksonNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Jackson was the capper on a six-man Titans’ draft class who all sounded as if they fit the Jon Robinson-Mike Vrabel mold of hungry, self-motivated, team-first football players.

The defensive back from Marshall brings 4.46 speed to a secondary where the Titans have been talking about being better equipped to keep up with the steady influx of speedy receivers coming into the NFL.

Kansas City’s blazing receivers were an issue for Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game, and if Jackson can establish himself as the fourth or fifth cornerback he will be an upgrade in the pace.

But reads his self-description and its easy to see how he’s a Titans’ fit. [Unlocked.]

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Cole McDonald's got a big windup to fix to have chance with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trevor Siemian is the one seventh-round quarterbacking success story in the last 10 years.

Beside him, Greg McElroy threw 1 touchdown pass and nine others have done virtually nothing.

It makes you wonder why the Titans would even take a flier on Cole McDonald, the Hawaii quarterback they selected with pick 224.mcdonald cole 3

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He’s got some arm strength, speed and athleticism which surely made him appealing. He said he is working to be more flexible, put on some weight to better absorb hits and work to be a more well-rounded athlete. But the odds are stacked agains a guy picked so late becoming an effective backup in the NFL. [Unlocked.]

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Larrell Murchison's versatility along D-line can bring Titans value

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In Larrell Murchison the Titans hope to have found a versatile piece for their defensive line who can play all three positions and provide depth.

He was the 174th pick, a fifth-rounder who has a chance to add to Jon Robinson’s good track record in a round that had produced Jayon Brown, Tajae Sharpe and LeShaun Sims.


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At 6-foot-2½, 297 pounds and with 4.89 speed, he played up and down the line at N.C. State. [Unlocked.]

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Titans confident Darrynton Evans' college work will make him pass-catching RB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Darrynton Evans wasn’t catching passes on a regular basis at Appalachian State.

When Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel pulled out the film to study him as a pass-catcher, they only had 39 receptions over three seasons to break apart.

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As the Titans third-round pick, Evans will be looked to as a supplement to Derrick Henry and a third-down pass target. [Unlocked.]

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In Titans, Kristian Fulton finds the team that's 100 percent confident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kristian Fulton surely saw his name in a lot of first-round mock drafts, but he was at peace with lasting until the Titans grabbed him at No. 61 in the second.

“It was extremely tough,” he said. “But I kept reminding myself that the perfect fit will come for me, that I don’t want to go to a team that’s not 100 percent confident in me.”Fulton

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The Titans had been one of the first teams to show big interest in him, they were one of the first to talk to him at the combine in Indianapolis. But he also felt strong interest from the Vikings, Cowboys, Raiders, Saints and Falcons. [Unlocked.]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At 6-foot-6 ½, Isaiah Wilson is just the third-tallest member of the Titans.

At 350 pounds, he’s the heaviest. By a full 25 pounds.

“He’s a tough guy to get out of the way of,” Jon Robinson said.wilson isaiah 2

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The Titans passed on several options at cornerback, their biggest position of need, as well as some pass rushers to grab Wilson at No,. 29 near the end of the first round.

Pegged to replace Jack Conklin in short order as the Titans’ right tackle, a guy who calls himself Panda and is a big fan of SpongeBob will add plenty to the offensive line’s personality and physical mindset. [Unlocked]

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Three candidates I like for the Titans at No. 29

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three guys I could see as the Titans’ first-round pick if they stick and pick Thursday night.

Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah – Breaking down the five-pack of cornerbacks after Jeff Okudah and C.J. Henderson is a difficult job and I’m no expert here. I’ve bounced around on Trevon Diggs, A.J. Terrell, Kristian Fulton, Jeff Gladney and Johnson. They all have some level of appeal.


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Draft thoughts: D-line, Jadeveon Clowney, three sevenths and kicker

Draft thoughts: D-line, Jadeveon Clowney, three sevenths and kicker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans absolutely need some help on the defensive line, but I don’t see it as a top-line priority.

Sure. they could take a lineman in the first round if they see great value there and it could really fortify the position. But that would be back-to-back first-round defensive linemen in the first after Jeffery Simmons at No. 19 last year.


But this idea that they are replacing Jurrell Casey in this draft is misguided. Simmons replaces Casey. They are replacing Austin Johnson, hopefully with an upgrade.

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