Tennessee’s J.J. Kerns, who was taken No. 25 overall by the New England Patriots, was on the first day of the NFL draft, and his agent said the former Tennessee defensive back will sign with the team next week.
Kerns was the top-rated player at the position at No. 30 overall by NFL Network, and the Tennessee defensive backs coach was impressed by his athletic ability.
Kempton has not officially signed with Tennessee but is expected to join the team soon, according to the agent.
Tennessee, which is in the middle of a three-game losing streak, is hoping to keep Kemptons contract.
The Titans are looking to sign another defensive back next week and are interested in the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder, according of the Associated Press.
Kents future with the Titans could be tied to a trade.
Tennessee traded the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NFL draft to the Seattle Seahawks for defensive end DeForest Buckner and a 2019 second-round pick.
The Tennessee Titans are also looking for help at receiver.
Kenton played for Tennessee for four seasons and started seven games in 2016.
He was traded to the New Orleans Saints for cornerback Jabari Price in 2017.
Tennesseans general manager Tom Heckert said on Tuesday the Titans will be adding another cornerback in the offseason.
The team has a need at the corner position, but that could also be a sign the team needs to add a veteran.