Titans select Derrick Morgan

Former Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 16 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft in New York.

Morgan had 12.5 sacks and 55 tackles for the Yellow Jackets as a junior last season to earn All-America honors from a variety of organizations.

At 6-foot, 3-inches tall and 266 pounds, Morgan ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in 4.79 seconds. He has the size to stay at defensive end or the speed to move to outside linebacker.

Morgan improved each of his three seasons at Tech, posting seven sacks and 56 tackles as a sophomore after seeing spot duty as a freshman.

He is the most recent first-round selection from Tech since wide receiver Calvin Johnson was chosen by Detroit with the No. 2 pick in 2007.

Tech’s two other first-round prospects, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back Jonathan Dwyer, hadn’t been selected yet.

Though the Broncos could be in the market for a wide receiver after trading Brandon Marshall in the offseason.

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April 22nd, 2010
9:31 pm

congrats Derrick


April 22nd, 2010
9:33 pm

glad he isn’t playing for Chan, Spiller said on radio he was excited to play for Bills and had talked with Chan this week about it


April 22nd, 2010
9:40 pm

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you and your family. Remember to always keep GOD first


April 22nd, 2010
9:52 pm

AND thomas to the broncos!!! 2 first rounders!!! :D

Jacket Backer

April 22nd, 2010
9:53 pm

way to go Derrick and Bey Bey!!!!………think a receiver can go pro from Tech??…Go Jackets


April 23rd, 2010
10:52 am