Hold on to your hats everyone the Titans defense is building as the draft goes on. It’s too bad a lot of opportunities were lost in the first couple of rounds but I guess the guys in the front office decided that defense is really what Tennessee will needs for this coming season.
In the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Titans selected Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh out of Clemson. This is a position that desperately needed replacing since Cortland Finnegan was let go by free agency. Sensabaugh seems like he is going to be a great fit in Tennessee coming from a respected team like Clemson.
While playing 52 career games at Clemson he managed to rack up 87 tackles and four interceptions with two times pressuring the quarterback and broke up 18 passes. He holds two records at Clemson. That of breaking up 13 passes in 14 games started and playing a record 993 snaps as a defensive player.
In round number five the Titans finally made a move for an early selection and traded with the Dolphins to the number ten spot. Along with the trade for the ten spot, the Titans also traded their seventh round pick.
In the fifth round the Titans selected tight end Taylor Thompson. Coming out of Southern Methodist he has a total of 40 tackles and one forced fumble. He played defensive end throughout high school so he has more experience than meets the eye. He seems to be a great universal player and that the team will be interested in testing him out on the defense to see where he can play the best.
Good job to the Titans on both of these picks, finally some movement to help the stats become a little bit more in Tennessee’s favor this coming season.