The Tennessee Titans have had relative success since the 2000 season, making the playoffs in five different years, not including losing in the Super Bowl in 1999.
While the farthest they've made it in the playoffs since 2000 was the conference championship in 2002 when they lost to the Oakland Raiders, five playoff appearances is a great accomplishment attributable to a great coaching staff for most of the decade in Jeff Fisher and relatively good drafting.
So without further ado, the ranking of Tennessee's No. 1 draft picks since 2000.
14. Adam Jones CB
Adam Jones, a cornerback out of West Virginia, was taken by the Tennessee Titans sixth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. Right away the Tennessee Titans knew they made a mistake by drafting "Pacman" Jones at six overall when Jones held out of training camp as a rookie.
After having many off the field issues in college, those issues continued in the NFL when Adam Jones was suspended for the whole 2007 season, just two years after being drafted, after paying various people money involved in a Las Vegas shooting.
In 2008, the Tennessee Titans decided to trade Adam Jones to the Dallas Cowboys in return for a fourth round draft pick.
13. Andre Woolfolk CB
Andre Woolfolk, a cornerback out of Oklahoma, was taken by the Tennessee Titans 28th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Andre Woolfolk started only 12 games out of the 39 Woolfolk was available for in his four-year experience with the Tennessee Titans before being let go. Andre Woolfolk had only three career interceptions in four years with the Titans.
12.Ben Troupe TE
Ben Troupe, a tight end out of Florida, was taken by the Tennessee Titans 40th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. Ben Troupe started 28 of 64 possible games for the Tennessee Titans in his four years with them and recorded 106 receptions for 1,056 yards and 7 touchdowns before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.
These numbers may look decent to some, but this was over four years with the Titans, which came out to an average of 26.5 catches for 264 yards and 1.75 touchdowns a year.
11. Kenny Britt WR
Kenny Britt, a wide receiver out of Rutgers, was taken by the Tennessee Titans 30th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Kenny Britt is an interesting name to be considered one of the worst top draft picks by the Tennessee Titans since 2000 because of all the talent Kenny Britt possesses. At the NFL Combine, Britt ran a 4.47 40 time with a 37-inch vertical and put up 23 reps, while being six-foot-3 and 220 pounds.
However, Kenny Britt just couldn't stay healthy in his five year tenure with the Titans. Kenny Britt has only started for 30 games out of a possible 80 games over his five-year career and while Britt was dominate in the early stages of his career when healthy, all the injuries have really made Kenny Britt struggle as of late.
While Britt has caught 153 passes for 2,413 yards and 19 touchdowns over his 30 games started, part of the fact of football is being available which Kenny Britt has not been, resulting in Britt getting such a low rank.
10. Andre Dyson CB
Andre Dyson, a cornerback out of Utah, was taken by the Tennessee Titans 61st overall in the 2001 NFL Draft.
Andre Dyson gets a pretty good rating despite having an average career because he was such a late pick with decent production and was available. Dyson started a total of 60 out of 64 games for the Tennessee Titans in his four years with them, recorded 16 interceptions with 3 touchdowns over those four years.
9. Vince Young QB
Vince Young, a quarterback out of Texas, was the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft after having a fantastic college career and being a very talented quarterback prospect.
Vince Young started his five year tenure with the Titans off great, winning Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 and being elected to two Pro Bowl's over his five years with the Titans.
However, in 2008, Vince Young got injured in Week 1 of the season. When healthy enough to play, coach Jeff Fisher decided to roll with Kerry Collins for the remainder of the season and a few games into the 2009 season.
After Young won his job back, he was later benched in the 2010 NFL season and after having a heated argument with coach Jeff Fisher after being benched, Vince Young was later cut by the Tennessee Titans after five seasons with them.
8. Jake Locker QB
Jake Locker, quarterback out of Washington, was the eighth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. While the pick was a little bit of a reach, Jake Locker has worlds of upside still, but just can't stay healthy in his short career so far. In his three-year career, Locker has only played in 23 out of 48 possible games due to various injuries.
However, when healthy, Jake Locker has shown that he can produce like a franchise quarterback, throwing for a total of 3,765 yards for 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions to go along with 502 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns, showing off his dual-threat athleticism after running a 4.5 second 40 time coming out of college.
While Jake Locker has shown improvement in every season with the Titans, he still has a lot to prove if he can finally stay healthy.
7. Chance Warmack OG
Chance Warmack, guard out of Alabama, was drafted just last year, with the 10th overall pick.
While this is very high for a guard, Warmack was considered arguably the best guard prospect to ever come out to the NFL Draft and one of the safest picks as well.
While being paired up with Andy Levitre would shore up an offensive line that was terrible the year prior, the two guards really helped paved the way for Chris Johnson.
While it's just been one year with Chance Warmack, Warmack gets the rank of seven after a solid rookie season and the talent and safety he provides.
6. Derrick Morgan DE
Derrick Morgan, defensive end out of Georgia Tech, was drafted with the 16th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Derrick Morgan has played in 50 out of 64 possible games, recording a total of 128 tackles for 16.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his four year career.
While the 16.5 sacks in 50 career games aren't all that impressive, Derrick Morgan provides a solid combination of consistent pressure on quarterbacks and the ability to stop the run making his four year career with the Titans solid thus far.
5. Kendall Wright WR
Kendall Wright, wide receiver out of Baylor, was drafted 20th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. While he's only had two years under his belt with the Tennessee Titans so far, Wright has not failed to impress the Tennessee Titans organization and myself.
While Wright isn't the biggest wide receiver at five foot 10 inches and 190 pounds, Kendall Wright provides great route-running ability to go along with good hands and an impressive understanding of coverage for only a two year veteran.
Also, despite playing with Ryan Fitzpatrick for most of last year, Kendall Wright still managed 94 catches for 1,079 yards and 2 touchdowns. The sky is the limit for Kendall Wright.
4. Albert Haynesworth DT
Albert Haynesworth, defensive tackle out of Tennessee, was drafted 15th overll by the Tennessee Titans in 2002. Haynesworth spent seven seasons with Tennessee and while he started off his career slow, Albert Haynesworth really started to pick it up towards the end of his tenure with Tennessee.
In his last two seasons with Tennessee, Haynesworth was selected to the Pro Bowl in both years, along with being a first team All-Pro in those two seasons as well.
After the 2008 season, Albert Haynesworth was considered the best defensive tackle in the NFL before being signed with the Washington Redskins in 2009 to become one of the worst free agent signings in NFL history.
3. Michael Griffin S
Michael Griffin, safety out of Texas, was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 19th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. In seven years with the Tennessee Titans thus far, Michael Griffin has only missed two career games, while being elected to the Pro Bowl in two seperate seasons and being an All-Pro selection in 2010.
Michael Griffin never fails to produce, combining for 550 career tackles and 3 sacks, also forcing 12 fumbles and having 22 career interceptions showing his ability to be a well rounded safety in the NFL. Also, Griffin has been one of the most consistent players for the Titans, forcing a fumble and an interception in every single season thus far, while not getting less than 70 tackles in any season since his rookie year.
2. Chris Johnson RB
Chris Johnson, running back out of East Carolina, was drafted with the 24th selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. Despite all the bad publicity Chris Johnson gets from his blaming everyone else but himself to him always wanting more money, Johnson has been nothing but solid and consistent since being drafted.
In his six-year career, Chris Johnson has only missed one game, which came in his rookie year, and has never finished a season under 1,000 yards rushing and 35 receptions in a season. If this was not impressive enough, Chris Johnson became one of only a few running backs in NFL history to ever get over 2,000 rushing yards in a season when Johnson recorded 2,006 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns in 2009.
Also, Chris Johnson has always had rare speed where on any carry Johnson can take it to the house with his NFL Combine record of running the 40 yard dash in 4.24 seconds. For all the negative publicity and hate Chris Johnson gets, he's been nothing but solid in his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans.
1. Keith Bulluck LB
Keith Bulluck, linebacker out of Syracuse, was drafted 30th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. While it was close between him and Chris Johnson to who would get the top spot, Bulluck took it because of his consistent production over a very long career with the Tennessee Titans.
In 10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Keith Bulluck has missed only three games, giving him very impressive durability to go along with 790 career tackles, 18 sacks, 21 interceptions, and 15 forced fumbles.
Also, Keith Bulluck was considered the heart and soul of a solid Tennessee defense for a long time, always seeming to produce no matter what happened. Also, being a fan favorite and possibly a future hall of famer, Keith Bulluck takes the top spot in our rankings.