The Titans are scheduled to have the 26th overall selection and seven total picks in the 87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.
The draft opens with the first round on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. CT. Rounds 2 and 3 are set for the following evening, beginning at 6 p.m. CT, and the process concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.
The draft will take place in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The Draft Theater, where prospects attending the draft will be greeted on the main stage by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the NFL Draft Experience will be located behind the High Roller and The LINQ, adjacent to Caesars Forum.
Meanwhile, Titans personnel involved in the selection process, including executive vice president/general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel, will be situated in the team's draft room at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville. It will mark the first time they draft from their new draft room in the renovated wing of the complex.
The 2020 draft was originally planned for Las Vegas before the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be a virtual event. In 2021, Cleveland hosted the draft as it returned in-person.
In 2019, Nashville hosted the draft for the first time. A record 600,000 fans attended the three-day affair, which is the premier event on the NFL's offseason calendar. The television audience in 2019 reached 47.5 million viewers.
All three days of the 2022 NFL Draft will be televised on NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC, including Nashville affiliate WKRN News 2. ESPN and ABC will provide distinct prime-time presentations on Day 1 and Day 2. ESPN will offer a traditional draft telecast, while ABC broadcast will cover the event with an emphasis on the individual journeys of NFL Draft prospects. On Day 3, ESPN's coverage will be simulcast on ABC.
The draft will be streamed live via NFL and ESPN digital properties across devices (phone, PC, tablet and connected TVs). Restrictions apply.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry draft programming across the Mid-South with Mike Keith, Dave McGinnis, Amie Wells, Ramon Foster and Rhett Bryan.
National radio coverage will be provided by SiriusXM NFL Radio, Westwood One and ESPN Radio.
Meanwhile, draft information will be updated continuously at TennesseeTitans.com, the Titans mobile app and on all official team social channels.
The Titans' seven total picks are comprised of two compensatory selections and five of their seven original picks. They own choices in Round 1 (26th overall), Round 3 (90th overall), Round 4 (131st and 143rd overall),Round 5 (169th overall) and Round 6 (204th and 219th overall).
Their selections at the end of Round 4 (143rd overall) and Round 6 (219th overall) were awarded as compensatory picks as a result of net losses in unrestricted free agency in 2021. Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better players who fall within the compensatory free agent formula than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks within Rounds 3-7 based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. There are 32 compensatory selections every draft in addition to special compensatory selections, which are third-round picks awarded to teams that have a minority employee hired by another club as its head coach or primary football executive (general manager).
The Titans surrendered their second-round choice (58th overall) to the Atlanta Falcons in the 2021 trade that brought wide receiver Julio Jones to Tennessee. Additionally, their seventh-rounder went to the Miami Dolphins along with offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson in a 2021 deal.
Teams are permitted to trade any pick, including compensatory selections.
In six drafts under Robinson, who was hired as general manager in 2016, the Titans have averaged 7.2 picks per draft. They have had as many as 10 picks in 2016 and as few as four in 2018. In the 2021 draft, they picked eight players, including cornerback Caleb Farley in the first round (22nd overall).
2022 NFL DRAFT FACTS
WHAT: 87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
WHEN: 7 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1)
6 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3)
11 a.m. CDT, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7)
TIMING: The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 10:30 p.m. CT. In 2021, the first round consumed three hours and 44 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10 p.m. CT. The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 26 minutes in 2021. The draft will conclude by approximately 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 42 minutes in 2021.
SEVEN ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 through 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30.
There will be 262 total selections, including a total of 39 compensatory picks awarded to 16 teams. A total of 32 compensatory picks are awarded to teams for losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year. The picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost and are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. Tennessee was awarded a fourth-round compensatory pick (143rd overall) and a sixth-round compensatory pick (219th overall) this year. Teams are permitted under NFL bylaws to trade compensatory picks.
In addition to the 32 compensatory selections awarded under the net loss formula, seven special compensatory selections were awarded to six clubs: the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers (two special compensatory selections), Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Rams under a 2020 amendment to the League's Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workforce within NFL clubs. This initiative provides that the prior employer-club of a minority employee who has been hired by another club as its head coach or primary football executive (general manager) will receive compensation in the form of a special compensatory draft selection in the third round of each of the next two drafts, or in each of the next three drafts if two minority employees from the employer-club are hired for these positions by another club or clubs. Special compensatory selections are awarded in draft selection order after all other compensatory selections in round three.
Eight clubs possess two choices in the first round: the Detroit Lions (2, 32), Green Bay Packers (22, 28), Houston Texans (3, 13), Kansas City Chiefs (29, 30), New Orleans Saints (16, 19), New York Giants (5, 7), New York Jets (4, 10) and Philadelphia Eagles (15, 18). Eight teams do not have a pick in the opening round: the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Round 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.