The 2016 NFL Draft is still about two months away but the Tennessee Titans are already telling interested teams that they will have a high asking price for them to trade their pick in the first overall pick in the annual rookie selection, which will open more NFL trade rumors this offseason.
The Tennessee Titans own the top overall pick owing to their bad performance in the last regular season when they finished with 3 wins against 13 losses, the worst record for the year.
“There is a group of players that are at the top of the draft, that, you don’t want to move back too far cause 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,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said via ESPN although he did not mention and specific NFL trade rumors.
The NFL prospects are currently trying to impress scouts with the NFL Scouting Combine and other scheduled pro days and individual workouts for the teams interested.
The Titans select first overall followed by the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.
Projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft are Laremy Tunsil, OT from Mississippi and Jalen Ramsey, CB for Florida State. Other projected top picks are Carson Wentz (QB, North Dakota State), Deforest Buckner (DE, Oregon), Ezekiel Elliot (RB, Ohio State), Joey Bosa (DE, Ohio State), Myles Jack (OLB, UCLA) and Ronnie Stanley (OT, Notre Dame).
Robinson suggested that the only way for the Titans to give up the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is if they will receive “a substantial amount of picks”. NFL trade rumors are expected to involve the Tennessee squad, who needs to fill up a lot of positions after a struggling year.
In last year’s draft, the Titans selected Marcus Mariota, quarterback from Oregon, as the second overall pick.
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