Breaking down why Titans should consider trading 1st round pick

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A look at the “blockbuster” trade market and why the Titans should take a look around.

The Tennessee Titans fell just short of making the Super Bowl in 2019 and they have 4 of the top-100 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. If they are going to make a big trade, now seems like as good of a time as any.

As crazy as that might seem off the cuff, take a second and look at some of the misconceptions of first round trades and why someone like Jon Robinson might make a big move like this.

It seems like 1st round picks rarely get traded in the NFL, but when you look into the last decade you actually see a lot more movement than you might expect.

In the decade, there have been 17 trades involving a first round pick in exchange for a player. So that number doesn’t include moves like trading draft picks for more draft picks, these are just simple pick for player (or players) exchanges.

Let’s look at how many times the team trading the player won, how many times the pick was more valuable, and some times where it is pretty even. Then we can talk about what the Titans should do once we look at the information.

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