The Tennessee Titans bolstered their secondary by selecting University of Texas safety Michael Griffin with the 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Griffin, regarded by many as the draft's best strong safety, brings hard-hitting tackling skills, excellent range and quickness to the position.
The unquestioned leader in the Longhorns' secondary, Griffin played in 50 games (28 starts), totaling 368 tackles (234 solo), four sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, 13 QB pressures, seven fumble recoveries, nine forced fumbles, eight interceptions, and 23 deflected passes.
In addition, he set a school record and ranked second in NCAA Division I-A history with eight blocked kicks.
In Nashville, Griffin is reunited with former Texas teammate Vince Young. Together, the duo helped lead the Longhorns to a victory in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
"I’m very excited to get to play with a playmaker like him," Griffin said of Young. "Hopefully we get to make plays like we did in the Rose Bowl and bring a championship to Nashville."
Story Courtesy: The Tennessee Titans
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