Titans brass was in South Bend, Indiana today for the Notre Dame Pro Day. While the spotlight was mostly on receiver Will Fuller and linebacker Jaylon Smith Titans’ offensive line coach Russ Grimm, head coach Mike Mularkey and GM Jon Robinson was there to primary check out Ronnie Stanley, who is widely considered the second best offensive lineman in the draft behind Laremy Tunsil.
Grimm, Mularkey and Robinson were in Oxford, Mississippi earlier this week to check out Laremy Tunsil’s pro day at Ole Miss. Tunsil is thought to be the #1 pick if the Titans stay at #1 in the 2016 NFL Draft.
By showing up at Notre Dame’s pro day today the Titans’ are sending the signal that they are considering trading back into the first round for the right price. The offensive line was the biggest problem for the Titans in 2015 and drafting someone who can step in and be a starter in week 1 in a priority for the team going into the draft.
Should the Titans trade back they will likely need to stay within the top ten to get Stanley. The most likely trade partners would be Dallas at #4, San Fransisco at #7, Philadelphia at #8 and the Rams at #15. The Chargers at #3, Ravens at #6, 49ers at #7, Eagles at #8, Bucs at #9 and Giants at #10 also need help on the offensive line and could be in the market for Tunsil or Stanley’s services.
On Tuesday Mularkey, Robinson and defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau were at Florida State’s pro day to kick the tires on corner/safety Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey is considered a top five pick by pretty much every draft expert and is also on the Titans’ radar.
The NFL Draft is exactly one month from today and we still don’t know if Tennessee will pick Tunsil or Jalen Ramsey or trade back. The next four weeks will be very interesting while the Titans are on the clock.