Titans Agree to Terms with Six Draft Picks


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —On his first day in the building, new Titans running back Derrick Henry signed his rookie contract with the team.

And he had a line behind him.

Six of the team's 10 draft picks have already agreed to terms with the Titans, including the Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama. The rookies began signing the contracts on Monday morning when they reported for their first day in the offseason program.

In addition to Henry (2nd round, 45th overall), defensive lineman Austin Johnson (2nd round, 43rd overall), receiver Tajae Sharpe (5th round, 140th overall), cornerback LeShaun Sims (5th round, 157th overall), linebacker Aaron Wallace (7th round, 222nd overall) and cornerback Kalan Reed (7th round, 253rd overall) have also agreed to terms.

The Titans rookies – draft picks and undrafted players -- will take part in a rookie minicamp starting on Friday. Players without signed contracts are also allowed to participate.

Players began showing up at Saint Thomas Sports Park early Monday morning, when they took physicals and began meeting with team officials.

In a record-breaking season at Alabama, Henry racked up 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns while guiding the Crimson Tide to the national championship. He's expected to be part of a powerful tandem behind veteran DeMarco Murray in 2016.

Johnson, who played at Penn State, racked up 154 tackles and 24 tackles for a loss in three seasons. He had 78 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks in 2015.

Sharpe (6-2, 194) is expected to add a dependable target at the receiver position after hauling in a 111 catches for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Massachusetts in 2015. He led the nation in receptions last year. In four seasons, he caught 277 passes for 3,386 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Three more rookies drafted to help the defense – and on special teams – also have deals.

Sims (6-0, 203) racked up 220 tackles in four seasons at Southern Utah, where he was a four-year starter for the Thunderbirds.

Wallace (6-2, 242) played in 49 games at UCLA over the past four seasons. He racked up 65 tackles and 7.5 sacks last season.

Reed (5-11, 195) had 19 passes defended last season at Southern Miss, where he was a Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll performer in multiple seasons.

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