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The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League (NFL) franchise that began play as the Houston Oilers in 1960, a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, playing as the Tennessee Oilers before changing their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The Titans' first draft selection was Billy Cannon, a halfback from Louisiana State University. The team's most recent first round selection was Rashaan Evans, a linebacker from the University of Alabama. The Titans have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice. They have also selected the second overall pick thrice and the third overall pick six times. The team's five selections from the University of Texas are the most chosen by the Titans from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Titans drafted three consecutive future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews in the first rounds of the 1978, 1982 and 1983 NFL Drafts respectively.

KeyEdit

Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 *  Selected number one overall
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
The Titans did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections Edit

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Tennessee Titans first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1960 N/A Cannon, BillyBilly Cannon HB LSU
1961 &00000000000000080000008 Ditka, MikeMike Ditka^ TE Pittsburgh
1962 &00000000000000070000007 Jacobs, RayRay Jacobs DT Howard Payne
1963 &00000000000000060000006 Brabham, DannyDanny Brabham LB Arkansas
1964 &00000000000000060000006 Appleton, ScottScott Appleton DT Texas
1965 &00000000000000020000002 Elkins, LarryLarry Elkins WR Baylor
1966 &00000000000000050000005 Nobis, TommyTommy Nobis LB Texas
1967 &00000000000000050000005 Webster, GeorgeGeorge Webster LB Michigan State
&000000000000002300000023 Regner, TomTom Regner G Notre Dame
1968 No pick
1969 &000000000000001500000015 Pritchard, RonRon Pritchard LB Arizona State
1970 &000000000000001400000014 Wilkerson, DougDoug Wilkerson G North Carolina Central
1971 &00000000000000030000003 Pastorini, DanDan Pastorini QB Santa Clara
1972 &00000000000000060000006 Sampson, GregGreg Sampson T Stanford
1973 &00000000000000010000001 Matuszak, JohnJohn Matuszak* DE Tampa
&000000000000001400000014 Amundson, GeorgeGeorge Amundson RB Iowa State
1974 No pick
1975 &00000000000000060000006 Brazile, RobertRobert Brazile LB Jackson State
&000000000000001500000015 Hardeman, DonDon Hardeman RB Texas A&M–Kingsville
1976 No pick
1977 &000000000000001100000011 Towns, MorrisMorris Towns T Missouri
1978 &00000000000000010000001 Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell^* RB Texas
1979 No pick
1980 No pick
1981 No pick
1982 &00000000000000080000008 Munchak, MikeMike Munchak^ G Penn State
1983 &00000000000000090000009 Matthews, BruceBruce Matthews^ G USC
1984 &00000000000000020000002 Steinkuhler, DeanDean Steinkuhler T Nebraska
1985 &00000000000000030000003 Childress, RayRay Childress DT Texas A&M
&000000000000001100000011 Johnson, RichardRichard Johnson DB Wisconsin
1986 &00000000000000030000003 Everett, JimJim Everett QB Purdue
1987 &00000000000000030000003 Highsmith, AlonzoAlonzo Highsmith RB Miami (FL)
&000000000000002000000020 Jeffires, HaywoodHaywood Jeffires WR North Carolina State
1988 &000000000000002200000022 White, LorenzoLorenzo White RB Michigan State
1989 &000000000000002300000023 Williams, DavidDavid Williams T Florida
1990 &000000000000001500000015 Lathon, LamarLamar Lathon LB Houston
1991 No pick
1992 No pick
1993 &000000000000001300000013 Hopkins, BradBrad Hopkins T Illinois
1994 &000000000000002600000026 Ford, HenryHenry Ford DT Arkansas
1995 &00000000000000030000003 McNair, SteveSteve McNair QB Alcorn State
1996 &000000000000001400000014 George, EddieEddie George RB Ohio State
1997 &000000000000001800000018 Holmes, KennyKenny Holmes DE Miami (FL)
1998 &000000000000001600000016 Dyson, KevinKevin Dyson WR Utah
1999 &000000000000001600000016 Kearse, JevonJevon Kearse DE Florida
2000 &000000000000003000000030 Bulluck, KeithKeith Bulluck LB Syracuse
2001 No pick
2002 &000000000000001500000015 Haynesworth, AlbertAlbert Haynesworth DT Tennessee
2003 &000000000000002800000028 Woolfolk, AndreAndre Woolfolk DB Oklahoma
2004 No pick
2005 &00000000000000060000006 Jones, AdamAdam Jones DB West Virginia
2006 &00000000000000030000003 Young, VinceVince Young QB Texas
2007 &000000000000001900000019 Griffin, MichaelMichael Griffin DB Texas
2008 &000000000000002400000024 Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson RB East Carolina
2009 &000000000000003000000030 Britt, KennyKenny Britt WR Rutgers
2010 &000000000000001600000016 Morgan, DerrickDerrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
2011 &00000000000000080000008 Locker, JakeJake Locker QB Washington
2012 &000000000000002000000020 Wright, KendallKendall Wright WR Baylor
2013 &000000000000001000000010 Warmack, ChanceChance Warmack OL Alabama
2014 &000000000000001100000011 Lewan, TaylorTaylor Lewan OL Michigan
2015 &00000000000000020000002 Mariota, MarcusMarcus Mariota QB Oregon
2016 &00000000000000080000008 Conklin, JackJack Conklin OL Michigan State
2017 &00000000000000050000005 Davis, CoreyCorey Davis WR Western Michigan
&000000000000001800000018 Jackson, Adoree'Adoree' Jackson DB USC
2018 &000000000000002200000022 Evans, RashaanRashaan Evans LB Alabama
2019 &000000000000001900000019 Simmons, JefferyJeffery Simmons DL Mississippi State

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