The Tennessee Titans appeared to be done for the day after taking Markelle Martin, but decided they needed more. In this case, they gave up their sixth-round pick from next year to get the 211th overall pick from the Minnesota Vikings. They then used that 211th overall pick on defensive end Scott Solomon from Rice University.
Solomon, who is not to be confused with the Rice faculty member with the same name, is another experienced college player. He started for four years and ended up tied for the most sacks in Owl football history. He missed all of the 2010 season and took a redshirt with a foot injury. He’s apparently a good get after it guy who measured in at 6’3″, 262 pounds at the Combine. It sounds like he projects best as a potential nickel edge rusher. Competition for Dave Ball, perhaps?
For more on Solomon, see his Rice player page, NFLDraftScout page, and NFL.com profile. As I wrote before the draft, I thought the Titans would draft a defensive end even though they didn’t view the position as a big need. I’m sure we’ll write more about this after the draft, but I’m still surprised they didn’t draft a single offensive lineman.