History of Tennessee Titans First-Round NFL Draft Picks All Time

Once named the Houston Oilers, the Tennessee Titans have established a legacy with their first-round NFL Draft picks over the decades that have passed.

From the olden days of the Houston Oilers to the present-day Tennessee Titans, how has the second-oldest franchise in the AFC South fared with its first-round picks in the NFL Draft? Though the Titans don’t have a Super Bowl title to show for their success, they do have a history of production in Round 1.

Tennessee Titans First-Round Draft Picks Throughout History

The Titans’ history of first-round NFL Draft picks is a tale of two halves. From 1961 to 1997, the team was known as the Houston Oilers. And in that stretch, they selected five future Hall of Famers in Round 1, including three straight with their only three picks from 1978 to 1983.

The team moved to Tennessee in 1997 and then rebranded to become thee Titans in 1999. Across that span, they haven’t picked a future Hall of Famer, and their overall record in Round 1 has been spotty. Nevertheless, there’s hope that recent selections like Jeffery Simmons, Treylon Burks, and Peter Skoronski will help change the tide.

2024

  • JC Latham | Pick 7
    OT, Alabama

2023

  • Peter Skoronski | Pick 11
    OL, Northwestern

2022

  • Treylon Burks | Pick 18
    WR, Arkansas

2021

  • Caleb Farley | Pick 22
    DB, Virginia Tech

2020

  • Isaiah Wilson | Pick 29
    OT, Georgia

2019

  • Jeffery Simmons | Pick 19
    DT, Mississippi State

2018

  • Rashaan Evans | Pick 22
    ILB, Alabama

2017

  • Corey Davis | Pick 5
    WR, Western Michigan
  • Adoree’ Jackson | Pick 18
    CB, USC

2016

  • Jack Conklin | Pick 8
    OT, Michigan State

2015

  • Marcus Mariota | Pick 2
    QB, Oregon

2014

  • Taylor Lewan | Pick 11
    OT, Michigan

2013

  • Chance Warmack | Pick 10
    G, Alabama

2012

  • Kendall Wright | Pick 20
    WR, Baylor

2011

  • Jake Locker | Pick 8
    QB, Washington

2010

  • Derrick Morgan | Pick 16
    DE, Georgia Tech

2009

  • Kenny Britt | Pick 30
    WR, Rutgers

2008

  • Chris Johnson | Pick 24
    RB, East Carolina

2007

  • Michael Griffin | Pick 19
    DB, Texas

2006

  • Vince Young | Pick 3
    QB, Texas

2005

  • Adam Jones | Pick 6
    DB, West Virginia

2004

The Titans traded the 27th pick to the Houston Texans.

2003

  • Andre Woolfolk | Pick 28
    DB, Oklahoma

2002

  • Albert Haynesworth | Pick 15
    DT, Tennessee

2001

The Titans traded the 29th pick to the St. Louis Rams.

2000

  • Keith Bulluck | Pick 30
    LB, Syracuse

1999

  • Jevon Kearse | Pick 16
    DE, Florida

1998

  • Kevin Dyson | Pick 16
    WR, Utah

1997

  • Kenny Holmes | Pick 18
    DE, Miami (FL)

1996

  • Eddie George | Pick 14
    RB, Ohio State

1995

  • Steve McNair | Pick 3
    QB, Alcorn State

1994

  • Henry Ford | Pick 26
    DT, Arkansas

1993

  • Brad Hopkins | Pick 13
    OT, Illinois

1992

The Oilers traded the 23rd pick to the San Diego Chargers.

1991

The Oilers traded the 17th pick to the New England Patriots.

1990

  • Lamar Lathon | Pick 15
    LB, Houston

1989

  • David Williams | Pick 23
    OT, Florida

1988

  • Lorenzo White | Pick 22
    RB, Michigan State

1987

  • Alonzo Highsmith | Pick 3
    RB, Miami (FL)
  • Haywood Jeffires | Pick 20
    WR, North Carolina State

1986

  • Jim Everett | Pick 3
    QB, Purdue

1985

  • Ray Childress | Pick 3
    DT, Texas A&M
  • Richard Johnson | Pick 11
    DB, Wisconsin

1984

  • Dean Steinkuhler | Pick 2
    OT, Nebraska

1983

  • Bruce Matthews* | Pick 9
    G, USC

1982

  • Mike Munchak* | Pick 8
    G, Penn State

1981

The Oilers traded the 21st pick to the Oakland Raiders.

1980

The Oilers traded the 25th pick to the New England Patriots.

1979

The Oilers traded the 23rd pick to the Kansas City Chiefs.

1978

  • Earl Campbell* | Pick 1
    RB, Texas

1977

  • Morris Towns | Pick 11
    OT, Missouri

1976

The Oilers traded the 21st pick to the San Francisco 49ers.

1975

  • Robert Brazile* | Pick 6
    LB, Jackson State
  • Don Hardeman | Pick 15
    RB, Texas A&M-Kingsville

1974

The Oilers traded the first pick to the Dallas Cowboys.

1973

  • John Matuszak | Pick 1
    DE, Tampa
  • George Amundson | Pick 14
    RB, Iowa State

1972

  • Greg Sampson | Pick 6
    OT, Stanford

1971

  • Dan Pastorini | Pick 3
    QB, Santa Clara

1970

  • Doug Wilkerson | Pick 14
    G, North Carolina Central

1969

  • Ron Pritchard | Pick 15
    LB, Arizona State

1968

The Oilers traded the 22nd pick to the Kansas City Chiefs.

1967

  • George Webster | Pick 5
    LB, Michigan State
  • Tom Regner | Pick 23
    G, Notre Dame

1966

  • Tommy Nobis | Pick 5
    LB, Texas

1965

  • Larry Elkins | Pick 2
    WR, Baylor

1964

  • Scott Appleton | Pick 6
    DT, Texas

1963

  • Danny Brabham | Pick 6
    LB, Arkansas

1962

  • Ray Jacobs | Pick 7
    DT, Howard Payne

1961

  • Mike Ditka* | Pick 8
    TE, Pittsburgh

*Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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