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Picked at 13: Tackle Brad Hopkins

Posted Apr 12, 2013

With the 2013 NFL Draft just 13 days away, Titans Online is taking a look back at players who were selected with the 20th or higher picks in a countdown until the Titans make their first-round choice with the 10th overall selection on April 25.

Picked at: 20 | 19 | 18 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 11 | 9 | 8
6 | 5 | 3 | 2 | 1 | Trades of 17 | History of Pick 10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans are scheduled to make nine selections in the 2013 NFL Draft but have only picked from the 13th overall spot once in franchise history in the NFL Draft.

Click here for a slideshow from Brad Hopkins' 13-year pro career.

The Houston Oilers executed a trade with Philadelphia in order to select Brad Hopkins, who starred at left tackle for the franchise for all 13 of his pro seasons. Hopkins became a fixture of continuity as the team transition from the Houston Oilers to the Tennessee Oilers and became the Tennessee Titans in 1999.

Houston sent its first and third-round picks to Philadelphia to move up in the 1993 NFL Draft. The Eagles selected guard Lester Holmes at the 19th overall spot and DB Derrick Frazier 75th with the picks they received that year.

Hopkins, who was drafted out of Illinois, started 188 of 194 games and made the Pro Bowl after the 2000 and 2003 seasons. He still resides in the Nashville area and is a co-host of a radio program.

The Titans are scheduled to select from the 10th overall spot on April 25. Click here to visit Titans Draft Central.

From 1967, the year of the first common draft between the NFL and American Football League, until 1976 there were 17 rounds of the NFL Draft. The chart below shows players who were selected by the Oilers in the 13th rounds of those drafts:

Year

Overall Pick

Player

Position

College

1967

319

(traded to Buffalo)

 

 

1968

349

Jim Dousay

RB

Louisiana State

1969

327

Richard Pickens

RB

Tennessee

1970

326

Jess Lewis

LB

Oregon State

1971

315

Joe Hoing

G

Arkansas Tech

1972

318

Willie Roberts

DB

Houston

1973

313

Willie Martin

G

N.E. Oklahoma

1974

313

Dan Dixon

G

Boise State

1975

327

Ricky Scales

WR

Virginia Tech

1976

368

Dan O’Rourke

WR

Colorado State

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