Community Tailgate: Titans’ No. 1 Draft Pick

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With the NFL’s 2016 free agent period right around the corner, names like Von Miller, Kirk Cousins, and Alshon Jeffery figure to dominate headlines for the next couple weeks, but there’s already plenty of speculation mounting about what the Titans will do with the first overall pick in the draft a couple months from now.

Unlike in 2015, when the Buccaneers were viewed throughout the process as likely to select Jameis Winston first overall, there’s no clear consensus on what the Titans will do, though one may be forming. As Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk outlines, most experts’ recent mock drafts have Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil heading to Tennessee with that No. 1 pick.

“[Tunsil] is certainly viable as the No. 1 player on the board,” Kiper said today on a conference call, per Jim Wyatt of “He is right in that discussion to be the No. 1 player in the draft, just by ratings. By need, it is definitely a need, because you have to protect Marcus Mariota. You have [Taylor] Lewan who could move to right tackle, and now you would bring in Tunsil (at left tackle) and you would have tremendous young bookends.”

While Tunsil is a popular choice, he’s not the only option for the Titans at No. 1. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey are among the other candidates who have been mentioned as possibilities to come off the board first.

There’s also a chance the Titans won’t even be the team picking first overall — GM Jon Robinson admitted last week that he has already spoken to teams about the No. 1 selection, and if Tennessee can land a nice haul of picks, I think Robinson would be willing to move down a few spots. In that event, it’s possible that a quarterback like Carson Wentz or Jared Goff could be drafted first overall.

What do you think? Will the Titans keep the No. 1 pick, or will they trade down? If they stay atop the draft, will they select Tunsil or someone else? How do you expect the start of the 2016 draft to play out? Weigh in below in our comments section with your thoughts!

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6 comments on “Community Tailgate: Titans’ No. 1 Draft Pick

  1. Rory Parks

    I do think Tunsil is the choice if they don’t trade down. I love Ramsey’s talent, but it’s hard to see a DB going No. 1, and I don’t think Bosa is a No. 1 talent. But if they trade down, they could pick up a player like Ronnie Stanley and still give themselves that excellent pair of young bookends on the O-line.

  2. J-Dog

    No I definitely think Joey Bosa is 1st ovrl worthy definitely

  3. I think the best play for Tennessee is to get a tackle in free agency and address the defense.. Either Ramsey or my favorite player in the draft Noah spence. The pick really depends on who they grab in free agency

  4. I would like to see them move back a pick up a few mor picks. If they pat then tunsil is the guy. However I just don’t like the idea of another rookie on the o line. They are so youthful with a lack of experience. Bring in a good vet on the o line via free agency. With the cap space they have, making a play at a wideout like Alshon Jeffery would go a long way to help the development of Hunter and Greene Beckham as well as give Mariota a true # option. Wright is good but not really a true #1 option. He’s more suited for the slot. And maybe 1 more line backer via free agency, Nothing flashy just another average Mike LB. Then with those extra picks via trade of # 1 pick. You go after a 1st round DB. And maybe if you get 2 first round picks you get another WR. And from there rounds 2 through 7 you beef up the defence and get skills players to develope.

  5. John from Jersey

    Jalen Ramsey. Sign a veteran leader in FA for the oline. Mitchel Schwartz out of Cleveland would be a great fit. But Jalen Ramsey is a great player to have on the back end of your defense. He’s drawn multiple Charles Woodson comparisons.

  6. First to trade back to 49ers 7th pick sign Danny Trevathan Mitchell Schwartz and Tashaun Gipson/George Iloka Gipson should be cheaper so i prefer him take either Vernon Hargreaves III or Noah Spence if he blows up the combine with 7th pick

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