The question on everyone’s minds right now is ‘Will the Titans trade the first pick in the draft?’. With the 2016 NFL Draft coming up next month every fan is excited about the possibility of drafting a playmaker that will put their team over the top to make a run to the Super Bowl.
With the first pick the Titans are running the show this year and haven’t really tipped their hand as to what they intend to do. Many experts have projected that Tennessee will pick Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil at #1 but new GM Jon Robinson isn’t talking. He has mentioned that several teams have inquired about moving up but nothing has seriously been discussed with any teams since the draft is still a month away.
Earlier today Robinson spoke about the top pick and possibility of trading back in the draft.
“There is a group of players that are at the top of the draft that, you don’t want to move back too far because you can miss out on one of those guys. And if you do move back that far you want to make sure that you have a king’s ransom, for lack of a better term, to move that far. I would say that for us to move out of that pick, it’s going to take a substantial amount of picks to do that.”
Unfortunately for Robinson this year’s draft class is pretty weak. There are some good quarterbacks but there isn’t one can’t miss prospect like Andrew Luck that teams are drooling over. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are thought to be the best two in the draft but there are questions about both QBs that may scare teams away from trading up to get them. With other talented QBs like Dak Prescott and Christian Hackenburg that can be had in rounds two or three some team may be reluctant give away the farm for an unproven QB prospect.
With Cleveland picking #2 and wanting a QB the Titans have to hope that the 49ers or Cowboys fall in love with Wentz or Goff and offer up a boatload of picks to get ahead of the Browns who will grab the bet quarterback on the board.
The Titans have a lot of holes on the team and in a perfect world they would get to move back and acquire several more picks in this year and next year’s draft to do so. The Titans haven’t really addressed the offensive tackle position in free agency so unless they are blown away by an trade offer they will stay at #1 and get Tunsil.