The 10 best draft choices by the Titans since 2000

Chris Johnson ran for over 2,000 yards in the 2009 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Brian Hill]
Chris Johnson ran for over 2,000 yards in the 2009 season. [Image Source: Flickr | Brian Hill]

A lack of game-changing draft picks since 2000 has been part of the reason that the Titans haven't had much recent success.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for 17 different teams, it's time to now look at the Titans who have the 19th pick in April's draft. Chad Reuter of NFL.com has them selecting edge rusher Brian Burns out of Florida State with that pick.

The Titans have made the playoffs six times since 2000, but only once in the past 10 seasons. While some players that they have drafted have had (or still are having) productive careers for Tennessee, they haven't drafted any sure-fire Hall of Famers in that time that have helped the team reach new heights.

Note: Only time with the Titans is considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn't exactly a top-ten players drafted by Tennessee since 2000 list. Some late-round picks that didn't quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Peter Sirmon (fourth round, 2000), Justin Hartwig (sixth round, 2002), Jacob Bell (fifth round, 2004), Eugene Amano (seventh round, 2004), Jason McCourty (sixth round, 2009), Daquan Jones (fourth round, 2014), and Avery Williamson (fifth round, 2014).

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Jurrell Casey, DT - 3rd round, 77th overall (2011); time with Titans: 2011-present

A Pro Bowler each of the last four seasons, Casey has developed into one of the league's best interior linemen. He has accumulated 46 sacks and seven forced fumbles thus far in his career.

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Chris Johnson, RB - 1st round, 24th overall (2008); time with Titans: 2008-2013

The 2009 Offensive Player of the Year, Johnson rushed for 2,008 yards that season which is the sixth-most in league history. Altogether, he ran for 7,965 yards and 50 scores in a Titans uniform.

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