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Tennessee Titans Draft TCU DE Josh Carraway

He’s the first Horned Frog off the board.

TCU vs Georgia in the 2016 Liberty Bowl
TCU vs Georgia in the 2016 Liberty Bowl
Melissa Triebwasser

It took until Day 3, but the first TCU Horned Frog is off the board now, as the Tennessee Titans drafted defensive end Josh Carraway in Round 7 with the 227th pick overall.

Carraway is Tennessee’s first defensive lineman taken in this draft, as the Titans have gone with two wide receivers, a cornerback, and a linebacker thus far.

Carraway was a first team All-Big 12 player his senior season, as well as an Academic All-Big 12 player. He led the team with 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks. As a junior, Carraway led the Frogs with 9.5 sacks. For his career, Carraway tallied 19 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss, with three forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered.

Carraway was projected to go in the final two rounds of the draft. He’s a great day 3 pickup for Tennessee, whose defense was stout last season but could use some depth.

Here’s what’s Lance Zierlein had to say about Carraway.

Several boxes go unchecked for Carraway, but his outstanding athleticism and potential as an edge rusher will provide draft value. His instincts are a long way off and he lacks the functional strength and toughness at the point of attack that most teams require on the edge, but a big combine could heat his draft stock up. He will require patience and much more technique work, but he does possess NFL traits as a developmental prospect.