NASHVILLE – The Titans selected Oregon safety Brady Breeze in the sixth round of Saturday's NFL Draft.
Breeze, selected with the 215th overall pick, hopes to help bolster the special teams until from the get-go, and possibly more.
"I had a lot of good Zoom interviews with some of the (Titans) coaches through the draft process and stuff, breaking down film, breaking down special teams as well defense, everything. I definitely had a great feeling about the Titans," Breeze said after being picked. "I really had a good connection with those coaches, and I feel like they knew – know that I took pride in special teams and I took pride in defense and stuff like that. So, I feel like yeah, for sure there's definitely a connection, and man, my family and I, we couldn't be more happy and more blessed to say that I'm a Titan. So, feeling very excited."
Breeze (6-0, 196) played in 38 career games with the Ducks, including all 14 games during his final season in 2019. Breeze tallied 95 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed in his final season. He opted out of the 2020 season.
Breeze was the 2020 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP after career-high 11 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble record for a TD. He was one of eight FBS players since 2000 with two fumble returns for a TD and a pick-6 in the same season. He tied for the most defensive TDs (3) in the nation during the 2019 season.
"He was a fun guy to watch on defense," Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said of Breeze. "He was a fun guy to watch in the kicking game. He's one of the first ones down on kicking units. He's instinctive. He finds the football on special teams much like he does on defense and he's a good tackler. He was a highly rated special teams guy for us in our stacks, and we were stoked to add him there late in the sixth."
With the 215th pick, the Tennessee Titans select Oregon S Brady Breeze. (AP Images)