Tennessee Titans select UCLA’s Aaron Wallace with 222nd pick in NFL draft

Linebacker Aaron Wallace takes part in some drills during UCLA's Pro Day on March 15.

Linebacker Aaron Wallace takes part in some drills during UCLA’s Pro Day on March 15.

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The Tennessee Titans selected UCLA linebacker Aaron Wallace with the first pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft, 222nd overall.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Wallace led the Bruins in his final season with 12½ tackles for a loss, including seven sacks.

Wallace will reunite in Tennessee with former Bruins defensive coordinator Lou Spanos, the Titans linebackers coach.

Wallace is the sixth Bruins player off the board.


The Buccaneers selected Caleb Benenoch with the 148th pick, the Giants took running back Paul Perkins with the 149th selection and receiver Jordan Payton went 154th to the Cleveland Browns.

Defensive lineman Kenny Clark was drafted in the first round by the Packers, and linebacker Myles Jack went in the second round to the Jaguars.

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