Titans listed as team that should trade down in 2024 NFL Draft

Tennessee possess the seventh overall pick in the draft.

Tennessee Titans new general manager Ran Carthon responds to questions during his introductory press
Tennessee Titans new general manager Ran Carthon responds to questions during his introductory press / George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA
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The Tennessee Titans hold the No. 7 overall pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft, but will they stay there? A recent list from Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report suggested that the Titans should consider trading down in the draft in order to acquire additional picks to address various areas of need.

Here's some of the provided rationale from Moton:

"Keep in mind that the Titans don't have a pick between 38 and 106 because they traded their 2024 third-round selection to the Arizona Cardinals in a deal to move up in the second round for [Will] Levis in last year's draft.

"Tennessee can move down from the seventh spot to acquire picks and fill that gap between its second- and fourth-round selections and get a top-50 2025 draft pick to boot. . . . With a strong group of offensive tackles in the 2024 draft, the Titans can double-dip early at the position and still address other needs in the first few rounds with more selections."

Should the Titans trade down?

There's not necessarily an easy answer to that question, as the true answer would likely depend on the type of package they could get for executing such a move. Tennessee shouldn't trade down just for the sake of trading down, but if there's a team out there that's desperate to land a pick in the top 10 and willing to pay a pretty penny to do so, such a move could prove to be in the Titans' best interest.

It's no secret that the Titans need help on the offensive line -- a lot of it -- and they'll likely want to add a couple of linemen through the draft this year. Trading back could potentially afford them the opportunity to grab a couple of top O-line prospects relatively early on. Then they could add depth at other positions in later rounds. In addition to the seventh pick, the Titans also have pick Nos. 38, 106, 146, 182, 221, 227 and 242.

The Titans have been very active in the name of improvement in free agency, and it seems likely that approach will carry over to the draft. Will that include a draft day deal? We'll find out soon enough.

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