Titans take Chris Johnson in first round

Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 6:29pm

The Tennessee Titans selected running back Chris Johnson with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Johnson, an all-purpose star at East Carolina, was selected ahead of Michigan State receiver Devin Thomas, South Florida cornerback Mike Jenkins and North Carolina defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer.

Johnson had more than 2,000 all-purpose yards last season as a running back, receiver and as a return man. He had a 301-yard rushing game against Memphis last season and was timed at 4.27 in the 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine.

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