The Titans have selected former Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Landon Collins with the 24th overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Titans made the selection in a move that was expected after Collins was named as a team captain in a letter to Titans owner Bud Adams and general manager Jon Robinson.
The team also added former Florida State defensive tackle Marcus Smith with the 27th pick, and former Stanford cornerback Aaron Robinson with the 31st pick.
Collins was an all-conference selection in 2012 and was named to the All-Big Ten team as a senior.
He was selected by the Titans in the fourth round (184th overall) of the 2012 NFL draft and had 36 tackles and two sacks in 2012.
Collins also was a three-year starter at Michigan State and was a second-team All-American in 2012, his senior season.
Collins played at Michigan, where he started his career in 2009, when he was the team’s first All-America.
Collins had six sacks and two forced fumbles in his senior year as a starter.
In 2012, Collins recorded 16 tackles and four sacks in a team-high 19 starts.
He had three sacks in his final game as a freshman in 2011.
Collins is a four-year veteran of the Michigan State football program and is eligible for the NFL Draft.
He is the second player from Michigan to be selected in the Titans draft, joining former quarterback Matt McGloin.
Collins recorded nine sacks in 10 games with the Spartans in 2011, his junior season.
He led the team with five sacks as a sophomore and a team record 10.5 sacks as the Wolverines won the Big Ten West Division title.
He recorded five sacks in 12 games as a junior, recording five tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble.
Collins has also played in two games as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
The former Michigan State standout has recorded 37 tackles and nine quarterback hurries in his career, including 12.5 for loss and 11 sacks as an all in the Spartans’ 2014 Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma.
He has been an NFL Draft prospect since 2013, and was drafted in the sixth round (187th overall).
Collins was drafted by the Browns in the third round (185th overall), and spent three seasons with the team before being released in the offseason.
He signed with the Bengals on July 23, 2017.
Collins posted three sacks, four quarterback huries and four pass breakups in 2018, and has started in all 16 games since signing with the Titans.
Collins signed with Cincinnati on April 29, 2018.
He appeared in three games in 2018 as a reserve defensive tackle, recording four tackles and a pass breakup.
He also recorded one tackle and one pass break up in 2017.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder had 10.0 sacks as Michigan’s starting defensive end in 2018.
Collins, who started 14 games for the Wolverins from 2012-14, recorded 33 tackles and eight sacks, as well as nine quarterback hits, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.