Titans interest in Teven Jenkins could lead to a trade with Steelers or Jets
By Will Lomas
Either way, it is a win-win situation
The great news for Titans fans is that this is really a win-win situation for the team.
If they like Teven Jenkins and this information wasn’t leaked by them, it is ultimately fine if they miss out because tackle isn’t a massive need. While it is part of their process to draft premium positions high so that you don’t have to pay them, picking an offensive tackle in the first round this year wouldn’t be the ideal outcome for Tennessee.
Another scenario is that this is Tristan Wirfs 2.0. What I mean by that is that last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up one spot in the draft to pick Wirfs because the San Francisco 49ers convinced them that another team was going to trade up if they didn’t.
In the end, the 49ers got the 14th pick and 117th pick and the Bucs got the 13th pick and the 245th pick.
If the Titans can use this buzz to move down a spot or two and get a similar payout from the Jets or Steelers, that is a great deal. More picks is never a bad thing, and I think the Titans are going to consider every possibility to trade down in (or out of) the first round.
So no matter whether the Titans end up with Jenkins, or if this information forces the Titans to draft a player at a bigger position of need, or if this ends up with Tennessee trading down and basically getting upgraded from coach to first class on Day 3 of the draft, all outcomes are good for Tennessee.