June 06, 2020

Titans grab DT Larrell Murchison in fifth round

Titans grab DT Larrell Murchison in fifth round

The Tennessee Titans addressed their need at defensive tackle with their first pick on the third day of the draft, taking North Carolina State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison at No. 174 overall.
The Titans have needed players on the defensive line numbers-wise after trading Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos and losing Austin Johnson as a free agent to the New York Giants.
Murchison, 6-2, 297, spent two years with the Wolfpack after initially playing junior college football. He started 13 games for North Carolina State in 2018 with 34 tackles, including four sacks and eight tackles for loss. He also had an interception and two pass breakups.
Murchison, who initially played in junior college before going to NC State, is a versatile player, and said that the Titans liked that about him during their interview session.
“I played all along the defensive front, from the five-technique to the zero-technique, and they liked that part of my game that I was versatile and able to help anywhere I can,” Murchison said.
This past season, Murchison led the team with 12 tackles for loss and had seven sacks among his 48 total tackles. He also had two pass breakups in 12 starts.
Murchison actually played fullback in high school before being converted to the defensive line at the junior college level.
“Being able to be athletic and being able to move around, I feel like that’s going to be helpful,” Murchison said.
Murchison would fit on a Titans defensive line that includes DaQuan Jones and Jeffery Simmons, plus Isaiah Mack, Matt Dickerson and Joey Ivie.
“I’m sort of familiar with the defense, and I’m just trying to fit in in any way I can,” Murchison said. “Whatever role they give me to play, I’m ready to show I can do it and improve every year.”

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