After the dust has finally settled from last weeks blockbuster trade the Titans are no longer picking first in the 2016 NFL Draft and are now at #15 in the first round. But with three second round picks and two third round selections Tennessee’s GM Jon Robinson has enough ammunition to move back up if he wanted to go after a top offensive lineman prospect for his team.
It’s no secret that the Titans need an offensive tackle to protect Marcus Mariota. The rumor before the trade with the Rams was Tennessee was going to pick Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil with the first pick. But after trading back to the middle of the draft there’s not way they will get him at #15. If Tunsil isn’t selected by the Chargers at #3 it’s likely he will slide to #6 where the Ravens are sitting also needing an offensive tackle. If Robinson wanted to move up to get Tunsil as originally planned he has enough picks to make it work.
For Tennessee to move up according to the Draft Calculator the Cowboys made famous in the 90s the Titans have to give up the following,
#15 in the first round
Swap second round picks with Ravens #33 for #36
#43 in second round
#140 in fourth round
#193 in the sixth round
That still leaves Jon Robinson with two selections in the second round, #36 and #45 and two in the third round to go get some players who can start in 2016.
If the Titans wanted to jump up to #10 to where the Giants are picking to get Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley it wouldn’t cost as much but it would still take a few picks away. Tennessee would have to give up,
#15 in first round
#64 in third round (first pick in round 3)
Tennessee could always stay put and get either Michigan State OT Jack Conklin or Ohio State OT Taylor Decker. But from what we’ve seen from the Titans this offseason you can expect the unexpected and another trade or two on draft day isn’t out of the question.