Let’s connect some dots and figure out how the Tennessee Titans can maximize their draft.
In all likelihood, the Tennessee Titans will not stick and pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
I’ll explain the “why” behind that in a second, but first we should take a look at whether or not the Tennessee Titans should trade up or down in the draft.
Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic actually thinks that the Tennessee Titans could trade up. She wrote an article about this saying:
"I think they see themselves as a win-now team. They’re locked in to Ryan Tannehill for the next three seasons and have Derrick Henry on the franchise tag. It would not surprise me to see the Titans jump in and sign Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year deal. They have seven picks overall and three in the first three rounds. In four drafts under GM Jon Robinson, the Titans have traded up four times in the first three rounds and traded down just once (that was the Goff deal). Last year, the Packers moved up from 30 to 21 and had to give up a pair of fourth-round picks. I could see the Titans making a move like that if they have their eyes on an impactful defensive player."
In that quote Kapadia references the Packers move last year from 30 to 21 for two 4th round draft picks. That deal looks like it was made at a massive discount for some reason, but if the Titans find themselves in a situation where they can move up 9 spots for two Day 3 picks then I would consider it.
However, I don’t see that being something that you can reasonably expect right now. Even if they do get a chance, is it really the smartest move knowing the Titans lack of draft capital?
Let’s dive into why I disagree with this first and then we can get on to what the Titans could trade for and who they could trade within the 2020 NFL Draft.