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Titans draft picks 2021: When does Tennessee pick? Full list of NFL Draft selections

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Titans draft picks 2021: When does Tennessee pick? Full list of NFL Draft selections

It’s a titanic offseason for Tennessee.

The Titans have a lot of work to do over the coming months to alleviate the departure of several key free agents this offseason, and GM Jon Robinson knows it. While the Titans made several key free agent signings this offseason — Bud Dupree and Janoris Jenkins as two key defensive adds — they’ll have more work to do entering April 29.

While the Titans were in the playoffs in 2020, another disappointing end to the season came in the divisional round vs. the Ravens. Now, they’ll have to try it again without Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith and Adam Humphries on the offensive side of the ball, and with nine picks to play with this draft, they have some major holes to fill throughout the roster.

Here’s a complete look at the Titans in the 2021 NFL Draft, including their list of selections updated as picks are made.

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Titans draft picks 2021: When does Tennessee pick?

  • Round 1, Pick No. 22
  • Round 2, Pick No. 53
  • Round 3, Pick No. 85
  • Round 3, Pick No. 100
  • Round 4, Pick No. 126
  • Round 5, Pick No. 166
  • Round 6, Pick No. 205
  • Round 6, Pick No. 215
  • Round 7, Pick No. 232

Titans 2021 draft order

Round Pick
1 22
2 21
3 22
3 37 (Compensatory Selection)
4 21
5 22
6 21
6 31
7 4 (from Falcons through Dolphins)

Titans NFL Draft needs

  • Cornerback: The departures of both Adoree’ Jackson and Malcolm Butler in free agency leave some wide-open holes in the secondary. The Titans would be good to target CB early in the draft, with a number of first-round prospects in the mix, even after signing Janoris Jenkins this offseason.
  • Offensive line: The Titans spent a first-round pick on Isaiah Wilson in 2020, who is already off the team after a number of off-the-field issues. The Titans will have to address OL often this year.
  • Wide receiver: While AJ Brown has emerged as one of the top wideout threats in the game, the departures of tight end Jonnu Smith and former first-round pick Corey Davis in free agency means the Titans are going to need more help on the offensive side of the ball. They’ll need to ease the burden on Derrick Henry to keep their play-action focused offense alive.

Tennessee Titans mock draft 2021

Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Titans, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 22 Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State
2 53 Landon Dickerson IOL Alabama
3 85 Tommy Tremble TE Notre Dame
3 100 Israel Mukuamu CB South Carolina
4 126 Adetokunbo Ogundeji EDGE Notre Dame
5 166 Shi Smith WR Carolina
6 205 Rodarius Williams CB Oklahoma State
6 215 Trey Hill IOL Georgia
7 232 Rakeem Boyd RB Arkansas

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Twitter reacts to Russell Westbrook’s NBA-record 182nd career triple-double

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Russell Westbrook made history Monday night, notching his 182nd career triple-double — and moving past Oscar Robertson for the all-time NBA record.

Robertson’s record lasted 47 years, from 1974 through Monday night when a fourth-quarter rebound in front of a reduced-capacity crowd in Atlanta gave Westbrook sole possession of the record. It took him 12 years to surpass Robertson’s record after he achieved his first triple-double (17 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds) in 2009 as a rookie with the Thunder.

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Monday’s triple-double was Westbrook’s 36th of the year. That insane output is helping him average, for the fourth time in his career, a triple-double over the course of the season. The previous such campaigns came in 2016-17 through 2018-19.

Westbrook finished with 28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds in the Wizards’ 125-124 loss to the Hawks; the loss dropped Washington to 32-37 on the season, but the team still ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Wizards’ playoff hopes pale in comparison to the history Westbrook made, however.

He even made sure to get the game ball from officials so he could be certain to commemorate the historic achievement.

Here are some of the best reactions to Westbrook’s history-making feat:

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Kenny Mayne’s ESPN cover letter was perfect precursor to his incredible career

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ESPN’s Kenny Mayne, one of the most recognizable talents in sports broadcasting, is leaving the network, he announced on Monday.

The 27-year ESPN anchor broke the news on Twitter, describing his exit from the worldwide leader in sports as a “salary cap casualty.” Naturally, he could only include some of the dry humor that helped him become a beloved presence in the studio and on millions of sports fans’ TVs.

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The longtime “SportsCenter” host’s final day will be on May 24, bringing to an end a 27-year stint at ESPN that began in 1994. His absence will undoubtedly be noted among fans who appreciated his humor and presence in ESPN’s studios — but his Monday announcement is as good a reason as any to remember the incredible cover letter that first landed him the gig in 1994.

Mayne sent a short and sweet cover letter to ESPN’s John Walsh in 1994, offering him three checkboxes in the former’s bid to land a job with ESPN:

Unsurprisingly, Mayne made Walsh smile. Walsh wouldn’t be the last person to smile at Mayne’s humor and creativity.

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Jaylen Brown injury update: Celtics star out for rest of season with torn wrist ligament

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The Celtics will have to fight for a playoff spot without one of their most important players.

Boston announced Monday night that All-Star forward Jaylen Brown has suffered a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season. He is expected to undergo surgery later this week.

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The Celtics offered no specific timetable for Brown’s return to the court, but as The Athletic’s Jared Weiss noted, Boston guard Romeo Langford suffered the same injury last year and took about six months to recover. If Brown stays roughly on that timeline, he should be available to rejoin the lineup for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Brown dealt with injury and COVID-19 issues throughout the season, but the 24-year-old still managed to earn his first All-Star selection with some of the best individual numbers of his career. He averaged a career-high 24.7 points per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from 3-point range.

Without Brown available, Boston will rely heavily on Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker to produce offensively. The Celtics will also need more from trade deadline acquisition Evan Fournier, who most recently scored 30 points in a loss to the Heat on Sunday — his highest scoring output since joining the team.

Even if other players step up in Brown’s absence, the Celtics, currently the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference standings, are unlikely to make a deep run in the 2021 NBA playoffs. They would face an uphill battle in a potential first-round series against the 76ers, Nets or Bucks, the top three seeds in the Eastern Conference.

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