Story By: Brady Trapnell
Titans Reporter

Three picks had been on defense for GM Jon Robinson in the 2018 draft, so it seemed that an offensive pick was on the way.

It was, as former Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was selected by the Tennessee Titans at pick 199 in the sixth round.

Picking a quarterback was always an option for the Titans, as third-string player Alex Tanney never quite took advantage of his opportunities on the practice squad for the past four seasons.

Falk, 6’4” and 215 pounds, was projected by some scouts to go as early as the third round. He set records including career passing attempts, completions, completion percentage, passing yards, and passing touchdowns in the PAC-12.

He was worked out by Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur in his hometown of Logan, Utah, during the pre-draft process. Falk is a pocket passer with a strong arm, but he struggled to flee pressure and throw the ball away, which he acknowledged.

“I need to learn work on taking a few less hits,” Falk said in his draft conference call. “Get the ball out of my hands quicker.”

His connections to Nashville include his two sisters both pursuing country music in the area, and he also shares the same agent as Marcus Mariota.

I like the pick, but his lack of mobility makes this an interesting selection. He could be a solid backup down the road for Marcus Mariota. Right now, he will compete with backup Blaine Gabbert and third-stringer Alex Tanney through the offseason.

If anything, Falk is an excellent insurance policy.

The Titans now appear to have completed their 2018 NFL draft with four total picks. That number is the fewest the Titans have ever had in the “Titans Era.” The previous low number was six selections.

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