Titans giving new coordinator bigger defenders

The Tennessee Titans want more size on a defense that has plenty of room for improvement, and they are giving new coordinator Jerry Gray just that in the NFL draft.

The Titans have used 4 of their first six draft picks on defense with Miami linebacker Colin McCarthy their first pick Saturday in the fourth round. McCarthy is a 6-foot-1 and 235-pound linebacker who can compete with or replace middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch depending on what the NFL’s labor situation brings to restricted free agency.

Tennessee drafted linebacker Akeem Ayers out of UCLA in the second round and tackle Jurrell Casey of Southern California in the third.

The Titans picked defensive lineman Karl Klug of Iowa in the fifth round.