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Titans select Mississippi State defensive tackle in NFL Draft 1st Round

Posted: 9:27 PM, Apr 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-26 16:52:13-04
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Jeffery Simmons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Titans selected Jeffery Simmons from Mississippi State in the 1st Round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Simmons is a defensive tackle who was a 2nd-team All-American in 2018 and an All-SEC 1st team selection in 2018 and 2017.

Simmons tore his ACL in February while training for the NFL Draft making it unlikely he will play this season.

The pick comes with some controversy after Simmons was caught on video in 2016 punching a woman on the ground.

Simmons was in high school at the time.

He apologized for the incident on Facebook in 2016.

Simmons will help the Titans defensive line once he recovers from his ACL injury.