NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Titans shook up the 2016 NFL Draft mightily Thursday, trading away the first overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams.
New General Manager Jon Robinson said it would take a “king’s ransom” to get the pick away from Tennessee, and the Rams delivered it, sending the Titans six picks, all of them in the first three rounds.
The Titans get the Rams first round pick (15), two second round picks (43, 45) and their third round pick (76) in 2016.
That gives the Titans six of the first 76 picks in this year’s draft. They also get the Rams first and third round picks next year.
In return, Los Angeles gets the first overall pick and the Titans fourth and sixth round picks this year.
Robinson said the Titans had a couple more offers and they have been working on this deal for weeks.
It’s a huge move but one he said he was not afraid to make.
“I’d say I’m not scared to do what’s in the best interest of the football team. After discussions with Amy Adams-Strunk and Mike Mularkey, it’s not a decision that’s solely made by me. There’s a lot of input from a lot of different people,” he said.
Robinson also made it clear the Titans are not done, saying they now have the ammunition to control the draft and move up and down the board as they please.
He also said there is still the potential for them to trade up and get the top position player on their board.
The Rams have been in desperate for a quarterback for years and are sure to take either North Dakota State star Carson Wentz or Cal star Jared Goff.