Robert Klemko of MMQB.com believes there are four teams in play for trading up with the Titans to No. 1 overall.
These four teams, according to Klemko, include the Browns, 49ers, Eagles and Rams as the four teams who could make the move up the draft board.
While Titans GM Jon Robinson mentioned that it would require “kings ransom” to get the pick, Klemko writes that it would likely cost a team less than what the Redskins paid to get Robert Griffin III — three first-round selections and a second-round pick.
Robinson backed away from the “kings ransom” comment saying that they’re open to any all options right now.
“I would say that statement was taken out of context a little bit,’’ Robinson said. “I think the question was: What would it take to move way back in the draft? And my answer was: “It would take several picks for that to happen, a king’s ransom for lack of a better term.
“The reality is we are open to any option that makes our football team better. If that is picking a player, if that is moving the pick, whatever is the best option for the pick, we’ll do it. It is much like a play-call sheet. There’s a lot of play calls listed on those sheets, and whatever call gives us the best opportunity to move the football or stop them from moving the football, it’s the same approach we’re going to take leading up to the draft.”
Numerous reports have said that Tennessee is open for business in regards to the top pick and are looking for trade options
Robinson said close to a month ago that he’s spoken to a few teams about possibly trading the No. 1 overall pick. However, Robinson characterized the talks as “exploratory” in nature.
“I’ve had a couple of conversations here and there. I think it is really more kind of exploratory at this point,’’ Robinson said, via Jim Wyatt of Titansonline.com. “As we get a little bit closer, a little bit more through the process with the combine and interviews and pro days, I expect there will be a few more exploratory calls, and there may not be. We’ll see.”
The Titans earned the No. 1 overall pick after posting a regular season record of 3-13.
I’m sure there will be plenty more talk about the Titans possibly trading their No. 1 overall pick in the coming months.