New Titans GM Open to Trade Offers for No.1 Pick

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —A year ago, Titans general manager Jon Robinson was Tampa Bay's director of player personnel when the Buccaneers selected quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft.

The Titans then picked quarterback Marcus Mariota second overall, of course.

Now, Robinson is in charge of Tennessee's draft plans, and the Titans hold the No.1 pick.

On Monday, Robinson said he'll be willing to listen to trade offers for the pick.

"Sure,'' he said. "I can't say with certainty that we are going to move the pick or we're not going to move the pick. But I think we'll look at any and all offers that come this way and make a decision that's best for the football team. If that means sticking and picking, then we're going to stick and pick. If that means moving around and working the draft with trades, then that's what we'll do."

In addition to the first overall pick, the Titans also have picks 33 (2nd round) and 64 (third round) early in the draft.

Robinson, who spent 12 years in the scouting department with the Patriots, said the biggest part of the draft is knowing the value of the players.

The Titans will see the prospects up close at the Senior Bowl in Mobile next week, and then again at the NFL Combine in February. Pro days are scheduled leading up to April's NFL Draft.

Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa are among the top-rated players in this year's draft.

"It is important than you maximize the value of the pick, but you understand the value of the player,'' Robinson said. "If the value of the pick and the value of the player are together, then you make the pick. If the player you want, maybe you can slide down and get him four picks later, then that is knowing the draft. That will be my (job), to kind of anticipate where those guys are going to go and try and strategically position ourselves to make our football team better."

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey and GM Jon Robinson introduced to reporters at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Donn Jones Photography)

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