Titans maneuver late rounds, draft four players

Titans maneuver late rounds, draft four players

After trading up to grab Jayon Brown in the fifth round, the Tennessee Titans stockpiled picks in the late rounds with two trades down.
After packaging pick No. 214 in the trade to acquire Brown, Jon Robinson then traded No. 200 overall to the Giants in the sixth round for the 207th pick and No. 241. But he did not stand pat there, dealing that one to Cincinnati to go back 10 more slots and acquire choice No. 217 and No. 227.
At 217, the Titans stayed in-state and took Chattanooga guard Corey Levin, who can played both guard and tackle for the Mocs in college and also worked in practice at center to further increase his versatility.
Levin, whose fiancée is from Nashville, is excited to play for a team so close to where he attended college.
“It means everything to me because that’s where I met my fiancée, in Chattanooga, and that’s where her whole family is from is Nashville,” Levin said. “I’ve gone up and visited there on the weekends and I love it and I’m all about Nashville. I can’t wait to put in some work for the Titans.”
The Titans added another linebacker with pick No. 227, grabbing Texas Christian pass rusher Josh Carraway to help bolster the depth at that position. Carraway ran a 4.74 time in the 40-yard dash and should provide depth behind starters Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo and perhaps a bit of insurance for Kevin Dodd, who is still recovering from a foot injury.
Caraway is a speed rusher and is excited for the opportunity to prove himself as a late-round pick.
“I’m very hungry now,” he said “I feel like, right now, I want to go and get a lift in, a workout in. I have got a lot to prove, but that is what my life has been about. It’s nothing new to me.”
The Titans had their own pick at 236 and again addressed the offensive line, taking Brad Seaton, a massive tackle (6-8, 330) from Villanova.
Seaton is eager to learn behind Titans starting tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin
“It is amazing as a rookie I am going to be surrounded by guys who have a lot to teach me,” Seaton said. “I am going to bring a lot of competitiveness and I hope someday to get them better, just like they are going to get me better.”
With their last choice, the Titans went small, selecting California Golden Bears running back Khalfani Muhammad at No. 241. Muhammad, only 5-8, ran a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash and also ran track at Cal.
In high school, he competed against first-round pick Adoree’ Jackson in both football and track.
“I grew up with him, running track and playing football,” Muhammad said. “Last time, we raced he did get me, but the majority of the time I won. He’ll tell you, You can look it up.”
The late-round maneuvering from Robinson allowed the Titans to add one extra pick to the eight they came into the draft with. Most of the third-day picks should compete for depth and a role on special teams.

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