The Tennessee Titans completed their draft of just four picks, selecting quarterback Luke Falk of Washington State with the 199th overall pick.
Pick No. 199 was made famous in 2000 when the New England Patriots chose Tom Brady in the sixth-round of that draft. While Falk has a long way to go to draw comparisons to Brady, he is a big fan of the Patriots’ future Hall of Fame quarterback.
“It’s a pretty crazy coincidence, with somebody I look up to. I’m just so happy I got picked by a great organization and a great staff. I’m so happy that I have a great opportunity to go out there and compete and do whatever I can to help the team,” Falk said.
He worked out in a private workout for Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.
“Coach LaFleur came out to Logan, Utah, and worked me out. I had a great workout with them and I’m just so excited to be a Titan. I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team,” he said.
Falk, a former walk-on at Washington State, holds numerous Pac-12 records, even some previously held by current Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, with whom he shares an agent.
The drafting of Falk ends a run on defensive players by the Titans in the 2018 draft, as Tennessee traded up to get all three of its previous picks this year, all defensive players.
Falk’s arrival also makes it possible that the Titans would keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, having signed veteran backup Blaine Gabbert earlier this off-season.
Falk will have some familiarity when he arrives in Nashville as his sisters, Alexa and Natalee, moved here recently trying to make it in the country music industry.
“My sisters actually live in Nashville. They’re trying to make it in the country music world. It’s a pretty funny coincidence,” Falk said.
At Washington State, Falk completed 357 of 534 passes for 3,593 yards and 30 touchdowns in the Cougars’ pass happy offense. He also had just 13 interceptions.