Let’s take a look at the latest from Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com…
- Following up on his report from last week, La Canfora continues to hear that the Titans and general manager Jon Robinson are trying to trade back into the top 10 of the draft. “He’s moving back up,” one executive told La Canfora. “He has the ammo to do it and it’s heading in that direction.” While Tennessee might be able to stay at No. 15 and land someone like Michigan State’s Jack Conklin, the club could make a move for Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley or maybe even Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil, who was thought to be the Titans’ choice had they stayed at No. 1.
- La Canfora has “yet to talk to an executive who does not believe” the Rams will take Cal’s Jared Goff with the first overall pick, as the belief is that Goff is more pro-ready than Carson Wentz, who spent his collegiate career at an FCS school. Wentz may need a few years to develop, and Los Angeles wants to contend immediately.
- The Browns also prefer Goff, per La Canfora, which means they are a prime candidate to move off of the No. 2 pick (we first heard rumors of Cleveland making their pick available last week). While the Browns would be missing out on pass-rushers like Joey Bosa and DeForest Buckner, the optics of not passing on a quarterback at No. 2 is appealing.
- Several executives believe the Browns should have already traded left tackle Joe Thomas, according to La Canfora. Cleveland could have used any draft capital they received from a Thomas deal to try to move up to No. 1, and have the chane to select the quarterback they truly want. Alternatively, trading Thomas would have made a Tunsil selction obvious.