The debate for weeks as we head towards the 2016 NFL Draft has been about what the Titans should do with the number one overall selection. Should they stick and pick Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil, secure Marcus Mariota’s blind side, move Taylor Lewan to the right side and get better at two positions? Or, should they take Florida State corner back/safety Jalen Ramsey? He is from Nashville, is very intelligent, competitive and extremely confident. Some analysts say Ramsey is the most talented player in the draft. Or, should they try to trade the pick and acquire more selections?
The common thought has been a trade would be ideal as the Titans obviously have many holes on their roster. However, the overall number one pick had not been traded since 2001. Until today. Titans General Manager, Jon Robinson, struck a deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
Rams receive the following picks in the 2016 NFL Draft:
#1 overall pick
4th round pick (#113)
6th round pick (#177)
The Titans receive the following picks in the 2016 NFL Draft:
Two 2nd round picks (#43,45)
3rd round pick (#76)
The Titans also receive the Rams’ 1st and 3rd round selections next year.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I have consistently said that trading the pick would be ideal but I thought the challenge to trade that pick would be too great. In terms of sticking and picking at #1, Jalen Ramsey would have been my guy. I’ve said it repeatedly and written it on this site. Obviously that will not happen.
Following the Demarco Murray deal and after seeing the haul of draft picks that the Titans have received, I am fully confident that this is the General Manager to get the Titans back to a consistent playoff level. Now, they have to use these picks wisely without question. But, this general manager has given this team a chance and has given the Nashville community and Titans fans everywhere hope. Jon Robinson is a straight up gangster. He acquired one of the most talented running backs in the league, Demarco Murray, for very little. And now he has given the Titans 6 of the top 76 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft. And, he has given the Titans enough firepower in next year’s draft to potentially move up to secure a certain RB from LSU. (@BDuroc62 pointed that out to me on twitter. Thanks, Bob.) I love today’s news.
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What are your thoughts on today’s deal?