Can the Tennessee Titans get better and help the Miami Dolphins enter the draft record book?
It isn’t often that you see a team with four first round picks in one draft. In fact, it has only happened once in NFL history and that was 20 years ago with the New York Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft.
That draft class worked out pretty well for the Jets (as you could imagine) and it resulted in three Pro Bowlers which is the type of haul that gets a GM some breathing room for a long time.
So, why am I talking about a draft 20 years ago? Well, because I just used the Pro Football Network’s new mock draft simulator and a huge part of the appeal is that it allows trades.
Not only does it allow trades, but it allows the simulated teams to trade with each other at any given moment so you have to be careful on just letting it run and waiting to pick.
When the simulator stopped on pick #29, I saw two things that stuck out to me.
First, Jordan Love was available (which feels like something that will happen in real life). Second, the Miami Dolphins had three first round picks but passed on QB every time.
So, I made a trade with the Dolphins and moved down:
Tennessee Titans receive: 39th overall pick, 56th overall pick, 141st overall pick (4th round)
Miami Dolphins receive: 29th overall pick and 93rd overall pick (3rd round)
Let’s see how that played out.