Solomon, who is not to be confused with the Rice faculty member with the same name, is another experienced college player. He started for four years and ended up tied for the most sacks in Owl football history. He missed all of the 2010 season and took a redshirt with a foot injury. He's apparently a good get after it guy who measured in at 6'3", 262 pounds at the Combine. It sounds like he projects best as a potential nickel edge rusher. Competition for Dave Ball, perhaps?
For more on Solomon, see his Rice player page, NFLDraftScout page, and NFL.com profile. As I wrote before the draft, I thought the Titans would draft a defensive end even though they didn't view the position as a big need. I'm sure we'll write more about this after the draft, but I'm still surprised they didn't draft a single offensive lineman.
This is a move that surprises me. David Molk, C, Michigan, was still on the board when the Titans traded into the 7th round to draft Solomon. Molk was the 4th best center in the draft based on Scouts inc, and benched an impressive 41 reps of 225 at the combine. That was the best performance of any center in the combine, and 3 reps short of any player at the combine. The interior offensive line is still a need that was not addressed in the draft. I am also puzzled with this decision. You can only assume the Titans will bring in several undrafted free agents at the guard and center position to compete for a spot. You have to believe the Titans have a good shot at convincing who ever is left to sign with the Titans because of the real opportunity to make the team. Just as Fisher convinced Blount sign with the Titans, Munchak should be able to choose whoever he wants. Vontaze Burfict is another guy I would love to see the Titans bring in and sign as a UDFA if he is available.