List of Tennessee Titans first-round draft picks

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Earl Campbell, the Titans' 1978 first round pick and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee

The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League (NFL) franchise that began play as the Houston Oilers in 1960, a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, playing as the Tennessee Oilers before changing their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The Titans' first draft selection was Billy Cannon, a halfback from Louisiana State University. The team's most recent first round selection was Rashaan Evans, a linebacker from the University of Alabama. The Titans have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice. They have also selected the second overall pick thrice and the third overall pick six times. The team's five selections from the University of Texas are the most chosen by the Titans from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Titans drafted three consecutive future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews in the first rounds of the 1978, 1982 and 1983 NFL Drafts respectively.

The Titans currently have the 29th overall pick for the 2020 NFL Draft.


Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 *  Selected number one overall
The Titans did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections[edit]

Bruce Matthews, the Titans' 1983 first round pick and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
Vince Young was the Titans' first round pick in 2006
Chris Johnson was the Titans' first round pick in 2008
Taylor Lewan was the Titans' first round pick in 2014
Marcus Mariota was the Titans' first round pick in 2015
Jeffery Simmons, the Titans' most recent first round pick (2019)
Tennessee Titans first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1960 N/A Billy Cannon HB LSU
1961 8 Mike Ditka^ TE Pittsburgh
1962 7 Ray Jacobs DT Howard Payne
1963 6 Danny Brabham LB Arkansas
1964 6 Scott Appleton DT Texas
1965 2 Larry Elkins WR Baylor
1966 5 Tommy Nobis LB Texas
1967 5 George Webster LB Michigan State
23 Tom Regner G Notre Dame
1968 No pick
1969 15 Ron Pritchard LB Arizona State
1970 14 Doug Wilkerson G North Carolina Central
1971 3 Dan Pastorini QB Santa Clara
1972 6 Greg Sampson T Stanford
1973 1 John Matuszak* DE Tampa
14 George Amundson RB Iowa State
1974 No pick
1975 6 Robert Brazile LB Jackson State
15 Don Hardeman RB Texas A&M–Kingsville
1976 No pick
1977 11 Morris Towns T Missouri
1978 1 Earl Campbell^* RB Texas
1979 No pick
1980 No pick
1981 No pick
1982 8 Mike Munchak^ G Penn State
1983 9 Bruce Matthews^ G USC
1984 2 Dean Steinkuhler T Nebraska
1985 3 Ray Childress DT Texas A&M
11 Richard Johnson DB Wisconsin
1986 3 Jim Everett QB Purdue
1987 3 Alonzo Highsmith RB Miami (FL)
20 Haywood Jeffires WR North Carolina State
1988 22 Lorenzo White RB Michigan State
1989 23 David Williams T Florida
1990 15 Lamar Lathon LB Houston
1991 No pick
1992 No pick
1993 13 Brad Hopkins T Illinois
1994 26 Henry Ford DT Arkansas
1995 3 Steve McNair QB Alcorn State
1996 14 Eddie George RB Ohio State
1997 18 Kenny Holmes DE Miami (FL)
1998 16 Kevin Dyson WR Utah
1999 16 Jevon Kearse DE Florida
2000 30 Keith Bulluck LB Syracuse
2001 No pick
2002 15 Albert Haynesworth DT Tennessee
2003 28 Andre Woolfolk DB Oklahoma
2004 No pick
2005 6 Adam Jones DB West Virginia
2006 3 Vince Young QB Texas
2007 19 Michael Griffin DB Texas
2008 24 Chris Johnson RB East Carolina
2009 30 Kenny Britt WR Rutgers
2010 16 Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech
2011 8 Jake Locker QB Washington
2012 20 Kendall Wright WR Baylor
2013 10 Chance Warmack OL Alabama
2014 11 Taylor Lewan OL Michigan
2015 2 Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
2016 8 Jack Conklin OL Michigan State
2017 5 Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
18 Adoree' Jackson DB USC
2018 22 Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
2019 19 Jeffery Simmons DL Mississippi State
2020 29 Isaiah Wilson OL Georgia


  • "Tennessee Titans Draft History". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  • Alder, James. "NFL Draft Basics:Determining Order of Selection". Retrieved 2014-09-18.