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Tennessee Titans draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota

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The 2015 NFL Draft proved to be somewhat of an anti- climax in the early picks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking the most expected route.

The Buccaneers drafted former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and gave everyone in the NFL the outcome they had predicted.

All the pre- draft intrigue surrounded the second pick overall which many felt would be used to draft former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

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Whilst Mariota was almost certain to be the second player drafted tonight, the biggest question was who would be making the pick?

Trade rumours have been rampant in recent weeks and all eyes were on the Titans to see if they would trade away the 2nd overall pick.

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The exact opposite happened however as Tennessee decided to stick with what they have and drafted Mariota.

Completing the first ever time in draft history where the first two picks were both Heisman trophy winners, the Titans have declined what was rumoured to be some big offers.

Minutes before the draft started, it was rumoured that the Chicago Bears were trying to make a deal which included their first round pick and quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Bears weren't the only team in for the second pick with the Cleveland Browns having publicly enquired several days ago and the Philadelphia Eagles constantly being linked with a trade.

As it happened, the Titans didn't give fans the high level of excitement expected but drafted a Quarterback who made it to the NCAA Championship game last year and is the current Heisman trophy winner.

Race to start?

The Titans have selected Mariota and he will now provide competition to Zach Mettenberger who was 0-6 as Tennessee's starting quarterback last season.

Mettenberger suffered an injury last year and the Titans didn't have a sufficient replacement to come in but there strategy tonight was clearly to change that.

Mariota will now aim to help a Titans team who are up against the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Andrew Luck led Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South.

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