The Titans have made the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft available for trade. Speaking to the media at the Combine this week, general manager Jon Robinson said his team will entertain offers if they come in on draft night.
By the time the Titans get to pick on draft night there will be four players off the board and so Robinson sees it as a process where a deal could be made in the heat of the moment on the night. The Titans are known for dealing in the offseason and last year they sent the No. 1 overall pick to the Rams in exchange for four picks in that draft.
The Rams selected Jared Goff with the No.1 overall pick and in exchange the Titans received pick number 15 in the first round as well as the Rams 2017 first and third round selections. Speaking to the Tennessean’s Jason Wolf, Robinson said the following:
“There’s going to be four players off the board before a team picks, we’ll see kind of as the process goes along. Some of those conversations might intensify. But for now, I think it’s a little bit early considering we’re not really in the driver’s seat in this draft.”
Even with four players off the board by the time the Titans pick, the fifth overall pick is still a prime spot to be in. However, given that the Titans now own eight picks in this years draft, two of them are in the first round and so they have more flexibility than most other teams.
Either way, they could get a good value trade for the fifth pick in the draft or they will be in a prime spot to improve the team on draft night regardless should they decide to hold onto that pick. This offseason they will be looking to address issues in the secondary and at wide receiver, the 2017 draft class is loaded and that should allow them to make two strong picks in the first round if they end up going that way.