With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner on April 23, it’s always fun to take a look back at past draft picks of the Tennessee Titans — particularly those from the first round — that have ranged from great to horrific.
Since 1999, the Titans have selected 20 players in the first round, with 2001 and 2004 being the only years the team didn’t have a first-round pick. Tennessee had two first-round picks in 2017, though.
So, we’re going to take on the impossible task of trying to rank all 20, factoring in how long the player was with the team, draft placement, overall production, and accolades.
Let the games begin.
20. Andre Woolfolk | CB (No. 28 overall, 2003)
Woolfolk played in 39 games for the Titans over four years, but started in just 12. He totaled three picks during that span. The Titans didn’t bring him back after 2006 and he never played another snap in the NFL.
19. Jake Locker | QB (No. 8 overall, 2011)
We all had high hopes for Locker coming out of college, but he easily turned out to be the worst of the first-round quarterbacks the Titans have selected since 1999. Locker never played in more than 11 games in a single season and threw for over 2,000 yards just once.
18. Adam Jones | CB (No. 6 overall, 2005)
Jones got off to a shaky start to his career on the field and had multiple run-ins with the law off the field during his time with the Titans. He was an electric returner and solid corner in 2006, but simply couldn’t stay out of trouble, leading to his tenure in Nashville lasting just two seasons.