The Titans are thought to be considering two players with the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Tennessee will bring Ramsey to Nashville for a private workout this week to see if he is worthy of being selected at #1 in the draft.
Tennessee was well represented at Ramsey’s pro day last week. GM Jon Robinson, head coach Mike Mularkey and defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau went to Tallahassee to kick the tires on the FSU defender. The team also met with him at the Combine in Indianapolis in February.
Ramsey grew up in Smyrna, Tennessee which is approximately 20 minutes down I-24 from LP Field. Being from middle Tennessee isn’t something that will work in Ramsey’s favor on draft day but it won’t hurt either. Should he be drafted by the Titans Ramsey would be an easy sell to the fan base due to his ties in the region. The former Florida State defensive back is considered to be a top five pick but no DB has been drafted first overall since 1956.
Drawing comparisons to future Hall of Famer Charles Woodsen, Ramsey has the ability to play cornerback and safety. He would be a good fit in LeBeau’s defense and fill a need for the team that was abysmal against the pass in 2015.
The Titans have a lot of options this year picking first. They could go with Tunsil or Ramsey or another player they like but have been keeping under wraps. Last week Joey Bosa was in town working out for the Titans.
There have been rumblings that the 49ers and Rams were talking to Tennessee to see what it would take to get to the top of the draft to take either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Should the Titans trade back they would likely pick up numerous picks this year and also in 2016.