Josh Carraway had to wait longer than anticipated to hear his name calls, but he ends up in a system that suits him with a great chance to make the team in Tennessee.
“It’s been long day — a long, long day,” Carraway said after he was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round. “I’m very hungry now,” said Carraway, the 227th overall pick. “… I have got a lot to prove, but that is what my life has been about. It’s nothing new to me.”
The Titans traded up for the chance to draft Josh, who appears to be slated to move to OLB, where he will help with the pass rush.
Carraway will likely serve as a right outside linebacker in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense, where his skill-set will allow him to readily contribute as a situational and rotational pass rusher. According to draft expert Nolan Nawrocki, while Carraway “lacks point-of-attack strength” and has “limited lower-body explosion,” he has “very good arm length” and possesses “natural bend, burst, and suddenness” off the edge.
The defensive end showed so much promise as a true freshman, before off-the-field issues and character questions led to a forced separation from the University. He landed at Louisville and went undrafted by the NFL, and whether he’s upset at TCU for the black mark on his resume or because staying close to home was a poor choice, we may never know.
Fields originally played at TCU in 2012, earning Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors. In 2013 though, Fields only played in three games due to injury and suspension, before ultimately being kicked off the team due to a 2014 domestic violence charge. Before his removal, Fields was robbed and shot near his apartment in January of the same year.
The Frogs had all the momentum when play stopped, and will need to fight back to regain it on a cold, snowy Sunday in Lubbock.
On Saturday, Texas Tech scored a run in the bottom of the first on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Horned Frogs starter Mitchell Traver with two outs.
TCU’s Luken Baker tied the game with a solo home run to lead off the second. An errant throw with two runners on base in the top of the third allowed Evan Skoug to score the go-ahead run.