The 4 teams most likely to trade with the Tennessee Titans

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: USC quarterback Sam Darnold talks with Ken Zampese of the Cleveland Browns during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 03: USC quarterback Sam Darnold talks with Ken Zampese of the Cleveland Browns during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Who is Jon Robinson calling right now to set up a trade for the Tennessee Titans.

Great but out of character, that is how I would describe the 2018 offseason for the Tennessee Titans.

I am certainly thrilled that Jon Robinson filled two big holes on the roster with talented players like Malcolm Butler and Dion Lewis. I also like that he brought back Josh Kline and added a lot of competition for the other guard position.

With three holes filled through free agency, I am excited but a little bit surprised. Jon Robinson has been a guy who bought low and who did most of his building through the draft.

However, it makes sense that as the Titans get better you pounce on every opportunity to get better because those opportunities become fewer and fewer as your team gets better.

Now that we are past the major moves in free agency, I am looking towards the draft to figure out which surprise moves Robinson could make in just a few weeks.

After looking around I have figured out there are 4 teams that make a lot of sense to trade with on draft night.

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Trade up:

Seattle Seahawks

-This is one of the moves that everyone expects. The Seahawks are going to auction off their pick to the highest bidder because they don’t have a 2nd or a 3rd round pick.

While that doesn’t sound like a huge deal as long as you have your 1st round pick, it becomes an issue with finding above average players or building great depth. Those things make “just good teams” into playoff teams, and vice versa.

The Titans could throw pick 25 and a 3rd rounder to jump in front of teams that need pass rushers and linebackers.

Trade down:

Buffalo Bills

Here is the thing, it just doesn’t make sense for the Bills to not move in this draft. Right now that QB room is just terrible and they have to upgrade, but to get someone they love they will have to jump the New York Jets at 2.

However, the New York Giants know this and are going to make the Bills pay through the nose. What if it takes 3 1st round picks instead of 2?

If I am the Giants I want to get some playmakers on my team now to make a run while I have Eli Manning in his last remaining average years. The Titans could be the key to that trade.

The Titans could trade 25 for picks 53, 56 and 121 (two 2nds and a 4th). The Bills could then send their 3 1st round picks to the Giants and get their QB.

Buffalo ends up with their QB and the first pick in the 3rd round, while the Titans get 6 picks in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th round combined.

New England Patriots

Speaking of teams in the last remaining years of their QB that want 3 1st round picks, the Patriots are a team that seem to be finally thinking about the future after such a long stretch of thinking about now.

Bill Belichick has reportedly stated that he wants to leave the Patriots roster in good shape as part of his legacy. The team already traded their top WR for a 1st round pick, so why not make another move to get a 1st round pick.

Let’s say Bill B just wants to make 3 impact picks and skip Day 2 all together. Could he trade the 43rd, 63rd and 95th picks (two 2nds, and a 3rd) for the 25th?

The Pats could reload at OT with Connor Williams and add solid young talent at WR and RB with those picks. While the Titans would have 5 picks on Day 2.

Cleveland Browns

It is sort of lost right now in all the LA Rams trades, but it was Cleveland lighting up the trade market earlier in the offseason.

The Browns should end up with Sam Darnold and Bradley Chubb in the first four picks of the 2018 NFL Draft giving them a quick injection of talent at two key spots.

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At this point they are probably sold on their talent at QB, RB, TE, IOL, WR, and EDGE. That leaves DT, DB, LB, and OT as the top targets.

I have mentioned before that Connor Williams OT, Texas could be around at this stage and he is a name that will draw a lot of interest as will Kolton Miller and Brian O’Neil. If they fall in love with one of those guys they could make a move up.

The Browns have a million picks so it is hard to decide, but if I had to guess I would think the 33rd pick and pick 64 make a ton of sense. The Titans move down 8 spots and pick up their 7th pick in the draft which happens to be another 2nd rounder.

3 picks in the top 64 sounds good and the Titans could land Leighton Vander Esch, Josh Sweat, and take BPA at 64. That would be a great start to the Titans draft.