NASHVILLE – The Titans selected Ohio State tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere in the third round of Friday night's NFL Draft.
Petit-Frere (6-5, 315), taken with the 69th overall pick of the draft, wants to be known for his relentless effort.
"I want people to see someone who plays every single play like it's their last play (when they watch me play)," he said. "I want them to see effort on the first play of the game, on the last play of the game. That's the one thing I know I can control every single time. If I am on the field, I want to give all the effort I can.
"That is the one thing I want people to say is: That guy plays hard."
A two-year starter at Ohio State, Petit-Frere played in 35 games with the Buckeyes from 2018-21, with 20 starts. He earned first-team All-American honors in 2021 by the Football Writers Association of America and CBS Sports and he was also named first-team all-Big Ten in 2021 by both the coaches and media.
Petit-Frere played left tackle in 2021, when helped Ohio State rank No.1 in the nation in 2021 in total offense and scoring offense.
The Titans plan to let him compete at several spots.
"I am so excited," Petite-Frere said. "I got picked to a great organization. Mr (Jon) Robinson was a great man when I met him on my visit, and I had a great visit when I went there. I got to see coach (Mike) Vrabel, (offensive line coach) Keith Carter. … All I remember from that visit and what I caught from that was: Be ready to work. If we do pick you, if you do get the opportunity to become a Tennessee Titan, be ready to work and be ready to compete because that's what they do every single day, and that's my mantra. That's how I am every single day. I am ready to work, ready to compete for the team and I want to help this team win. I want to be the best teammate I can for the Tennessee Titans."
The Titans selected Ohio State OT Nicholas Petit-Frere in the third round of Friday night's NFL Draft. Petit-Frere was taken with the 69th overall pick.