Top 10 draft steals in Tennessee Titans, Houston Oilers history

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6. WR/KR Derrick Mason (1997: Round 4)

The franchise’s first season in Tennessee was in 1997, and the team’s nom de guerre was still the Oilers. The club used a fourth-round pick that year on Michigan State wide receiver Derrick Mason. He ranks 19th in NFL history in total combined yards (17,150), but the focus here is his eight years with this organization.

There were 453 catches for 6,114 and 37 touchdowns. There were two punt returns and one kickoff return for scores, as well as an 80-yard KOR return for a touchdown in the 1999 AFC title game win at Jacksonville. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and earned All-Pro honors in 2000 in his days with Tennessee.

5. CB Cris Dishman (1988: Round 5)

A fifth-round pick in the 1988 draft, this former Purdue Boilermaker played a total of 13 seasons with four different franchises. However, it was the team that drafted him where he made the biggest impression. Cris Dishman spent nine seasons with the Oilers and ranks second in club history with 31 interceptions.

All told, Dishman finished with an impressive 43 takeaways during his days in Houston and would return three of those opponent miscues for touchdowns. He totaled 11 forced fumbles and was a member of six playoff teams. Dishman earned Pro Bowl honors in 1991 and was a First-Team All-Pro that same year.