NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans used their fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on defensive lineman Larrell Murchison, who will bring the Titans much-needed depth at his position.

The 6-foot-2-inch, 297-pounder tallied seven sacks in 2019 at NC State and met with the Titans over FaceTime prior to the draft.

Murchison can play multiple positions on the interior defensive line, and that versatility was something that the Titans praised Murchison for.

“I played all along the defensive front, from 5-technique to 0-technique,” Murchison said. “They liked that part of my game. I’m versatile and able to help in any way that I can.”

Prior to adding Murchison, the Titans’ depth at DL was very thin. Outside of starters Jeffery Simmons and DaQuan Jones, the group didn’t have very much to offer, even with the team’s addition of veteran Jack Crawford in free agency.

Now, with Murchison in the fold, the group should be deep enough to get the job done.

“Rushing the passer, I can cause penetration,” Murchison said. “On stopping the run, I can be an anchor down there and take on double teams. Anything you need me to do, I can do it.”

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