The Tennessee Titans have traded away the top pick in the NFL draft and they got a pretty good haul of draft picks for doing so.
The other team in the blockbuster deal is the Los Angeles Rams. Of course, they were the team that traded away the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 to the Redskins, who used it to draft Robert Griffin III. Like the Redskins were then, it appears that the Rams are in search of a quarterback and they paid a pretty hefty price to move up.
The Rams were slotted into the 15th pick of the first round. They get the top pick plus the Titans’ fourth- and sixth-round picks this year. Tennessee gets the Rams’ first-round pick this year plus both of their second-round picks and their third rounder. Next year the Titans get LA’s first-and third-round picks.
It’s a steep price, although not quite as steep as the three firsts and one second the Redskins gave to move up from No. 6 to No. 2 four years ago.
One side note here is that one of the Redskins’ division rivals was reported to be very interested in moving up to the No. 1 overall pick. A report out this morning said that the Eagles were pushing hard to move up from their spot at No. 8 to the top of the draft. Presumably their target was the same as the Rams’ is, a quarterback.
Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and Jared Goff of Cal are the consensus top two quarterbacks in the draft. Whether one of them turns out to be worth the price the Rams paid to move up to bet him remains to be seen.