NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – They didn’t hold a pick in the fourth round, but that didn’t mean the Tennessee Titans didn’t get their fair share of players in the final day of the NFL draft.
After watching the fourth round, the Titans used their fifth round pick, the first overall of round 5 and the 140th overall to draft wide receiver Tajae Sharpe out of UMASS.
Sharpe led the nation in receptions last season with 111 catches for over 1,300 yards. He stands over 6 feet 2 inches tall and will be a big target for Marcus Mariota.
The Titans then traded up with the Denver Broncos to grab cornerback Leshaun Sims out of Southern Utah at #157 overall.
To get Sims they gave up this year’s sixth rounder #176 overall, a sixth rounder in 2017 for Sims (rd. 5 #176), and this year’s last pick of the draft #253.
Furthering the belief that they want to run the football, the Titans took Arkansas guard Sebastian Tretola in the sixth round (#193 overall). Tretola comes from a Razorback offense that averaged nearly 200 rushing yards per game last season.
With the first pick in round seven, the Titans took defense taking linebacker Aaron Wallace out of UCLA at #222.
Finally, with the last pick in the draft, known as Mr. Irrelevant, the Titans again went with a cornerback from nearby South Mississippi drafting Kalan Reed.