The Tennessee Titans have signed second-round outside linebacker Kevin Dodd.
Dodd is the 33rd overall pick of the draft.
Dodd had 12 sacks last season at Clemson.
“I definitely thought I would go higher,’’ Dodd said. “It didn’t happen as I planned, but I am still blessed to be drafted. A lot of guys don’t get this opportunity. I know a lot of guys back home that would probably want to be in this position that I am.
“Not going where you expected to go, it will push you. You are going to have a little chip on your shoulder or what not. I am still going to work. I am still going to do what Kevin Dodd has been doing. I have been grinding since day one.”
Dodd is sidelined after undergoing foot surgery for a stress fracture.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.