Last year the Titans traded the number one overall pick to the Rams in exchange for a boatload of draft picks. This year the Titans hold the 5th and 18th selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Tennessee general manager John Robinson isn’t ruling out another mega trade.
“It would be a mistake (to assume that we’re keeping them),” Robinson told the team’s official site ahead of the Senior Bowl. “We will evaluate all options that we have for the team and try to put ourselves in a position to do what is best for the team. It is knowing, A, the players that you want to draft that you think can help this football team and having them evaluated correctly. And it is knowing the teams around you, what their needs are, and whether you can move or navigate to still get one of the players that you want and maybe pick up some extra draft currency. Or are you going to have to get ahead of a team because you know they might like the same player you like and you have to move and get them?”
Robinson, a disciple of the Patriot way, has taken the approach that quantity is better than quality. He has taken the approach that he can find talent in the later rounds. Last year Robinson struck gold trading down and selecting one of the best young tackles in the league in Jack Conklin. He also got good contributions from rookies like Derrick Henry.
The NFL Draft process officially gets underway with the East-West Shrine game on Saturday.