According to Pro Football Talk, the 2017 third-round pick to the Titans is a compensatory pick if the Rams receive one that year.
However, if the Rams don’t get a third-round compensatory pick in 2017, the Titans would instead get the Rams’ regular third-round pick and Tennessee would send the Rams their 2017 seventh-round pick.
This is the first compensatory pick to be traded following the new rules change.
The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday morning that they’ve agreed to trade the No. 1 pick of the draft to the Los Angeles Rams for the No. 15 overall pick in this year’s draft, two second-round picks (43 and 45), and a third-rounder (76) in this year’s draft.
- The Titans will also receive the Rams’ first-round pick in 2017, along with their third-round pick in next year’s draft as well.
- Los Angeles gets the Titans fourth-round pick (113) and sixth-round pick (177) in 2016.
“Being able to acquire six players in the top 76 this year, along with next year when you factor that into it — I am assuming five in the top three rounds — that is 11 players that we can add to this football team that should not only increase our depth, but give us good quality players at all those positions,’’ Titans general manager Jon Robinson said.
“In the end we thought it was a decision that was best for this football team. It made sense for us to do it, and that’s why we moved on it. We talked to several teams about the pick. There was interest in the pick, and in the end we thought this was the option that made the most sense for us…We think we can really bolster this roster with the picks that we now have.”
Robinson said the two teams had been in discussions for several weeks before “things fell into place” on Thursday morning.
“There wasn’t any framework in place (from a previous deal) that we were working off of,’’ Robinson said. “With the No.1 overall pick, there were a lot of factors that were talked about in making that move and in the end we weighed all of those factors and what it would take for a team to come to the No.1 overall pick.
“In the end this was a deal we agreed on.”
Robinson did however say that he “talked to a couple of teams” over the last few weeks about the pick.
It’s surprising to see a deal get done so far in advance of the draft, but it was clear that the Titans were motivated to trade out of No. 1 overall.
Reports had said that the Titans didn’t want to drop back that far in round one. However, it appears as though they’re comfortable picking in the middle of the draft this year, considering that they now have a ton of draft picks to work with.
As for the Rams, it’s clear they have their sights set on one of the quarterbacks, or they wouldn’t be paying this kind of price for the No. 1 overall pick.
Albert Breer reports that the Rams have already conducted on-campus workouts with both Cal QB Jared Goff and North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz.
There have been more and more reports suggesting that Goff will be in the first quarterback to come off the board, so we’ll have to see what the Rams elect to do.