NFL Draft live updates: Tennessee Titans address secondary needs with Caleb Farley

Will Backus
Nashville Tennessean
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The 2021 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. ET in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check back for live updates from the event, including top moments, reaction, grades and more:

Grading the NFL draft picks

Trevor Lawrence going first to Jacksonville is a foregone conclusion.

But who comes after that? 

Follow along here for a real-time tracker of each first-round pick, complete with grades. 

OUR PICKS ARE IN:The Tennessean's final 2021 NFL mock draft

Titans address secondary needs

The Tennessee Titans had several needs they could fill with pick No. 22

They elected to address the secondary, drafting Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley. He had back surgery on March 23. 

Patriots end Jones' slide

Mac Jones, a projected top-10 pick, dropped all the way to No. 15

Fortunately for Jones, he landed with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. He immediately drew comparisons to Tom Brady. 

Jets trade up for offensive lineman

The New York Jets got aggressive to get some protection for Zach Wilson. 

After taking the BYU quarterback No. 2 overall, the Jets traded up again to Minnesota's 14th pick. With it, they took Southern Cal offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker. 

Bears trade up for franchise quarterback

The Chicago Bears executed the draft's second consecutive trade. 

They made the move for the New York Giants' No. 11 pick, moving up from 20, to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. 

Fields was the fourth signal caller off the board, following Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance— the draft's first three picks. 

Eagles trade for Smith

The first trade of the draft came from two division rivals. 

The Dallas Cowboys exchanged their No. 10 overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for picks 12 and 84. The Eagles subsequently selected Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2020, the first wide receiver to do so since Desmond Howard in 1991. 

Horn first defensive player off the board

The first seven picks of the draft were all offensive. 

South Carolina defensive back Jaycee Horn was the first defensive player taken off the board, selected by the Carolina Panthers at No. 8. 

Interestingly, Horn's father, Joe Horn, played wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, one of the Panthers' NFC South Division

Pitts highest-drafted tight end ever

Kyle Pitts was the first non-quarterback selected on Thursday night.

The Florida product became the highest-drafted tight end in NFL history when the Atlanta Falcons took him at No. 4 overall

Of course, the 6-foot-6 Pitts isn't a traditional tight end. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at Florida's Pro Day after recording 770 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2020. 

Wilson receives first draft hug

The New York Jets took quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick

More importantly, Wilson was the recipient of Roger Goodell's first draft hug in two years. The 2020 NFL Draft was held in a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Boobirds out for Goodell

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was booed before the draft even began.

In what's becoming an annual tradition, those gathered in at Cleveland's live draft stage made their thoughts well-known, swarming the commish with boos before he could even speak. 

But hey, at least one vaccinated fan from each team gets the honor of sitting in Goodell's chair. 

Lawrence selected by Jacksonville

Surprising no one, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick.

He's the third-straight quarterback to be drafted at No. 1, joining Kyler Murray (2019) and Joe Burrow (2020). 

What's the 2021 NFL Draft order?

1. San Francisco 49ers

2. New York Jets

3. San Francisco 49ers

4. Atlanta Falcons

5. Cincinnati Bengals 

6. Miami Dolphins

7. Detroit Lions

8. Carolina Panthers

9. Detroit Broncos

10. Dallas Cowboys

11. New York Giants

12. Philadelphia Eagles

13. Los Angeles Chargers 

14. Minnesota Vikings

15. New England Patriots

16. Arizona Cardinals

17. Las Vegas Raiders

18. Miami Dolphins

19. Washington Football Team

20. Chicago Bears

21. Indianapolis Colts

22. Tennessee Titans

23. New York Jets

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

26. Cleveland Browns

27. Baltimore Ravens

28. New Orleans Saints

29. Green Bay Packers

30. Buffalo Bills

31. Baltimore Ravens

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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