NASHVILLE – Two weeks from today, the NFL Draft will be on its second day.
Titans General Manager Jon Robinson is ready for just about anything, from picking players to making trades, when the draft kicks off on April 28.
"I think everything is on the table," Robinson said at the NFL owners meetings. "We talk about it every year – we don't play until September. The roster is never final until September and you are working every avenue to try and improve your football team. We feel like we have bolstered our football team in free agency this offseason with some guys we've brought back, some guys that were released from other teams, and then trades.
"And we'll do the same thing in the draft. I would say that no position is off the table if we think they can help our football team. We'll try to position ourselves to take the best player that we think can help our football team there at 26, and when we're on the clock again.
"But," Robinson added, "we'd love to have more picks, if we can trade."
The Titans are scheduled to make seven picks in this year's April 28-30 NFL Draft, starting with pick No.26.
The Titans also have picks 90 (3rd round), 131 (4th), 143 (4th), 169 (5th), 204 (6th) and 219 (6th).
Robinson and coach Mike Vrabel have been busy evaluating talent over the past few months, while checking out prospects at college all-star games, the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine and Pro Days.
Robinson has attended Pro Days at Texas A&M, Ohio State, Penn State, Boston College, Tennessee, Iowa and Northern Iowa, among others.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, meanwhile, has attended Pro Days at Ohio State and Cincinnati, and he also visited with players at Georgia when he was on campus in Athens last month.
In recent weeks, the team has also been busy hosting players at Saint Thomas Sports Park for pre-draft visits.
"I would say all of the workouts that we were able to see … were productive for us," Robinson said, "as we start to hone in on the decision-making and trying to finalize the draft board as we inch closer to the end of April."
So far this offseason the Titans have re-signed over a dozen of their own players, including contract extensions for outside linebacker Harold Landry and center Ben Jones.
The Titans also traded for former Rams receiver Robert Woods, while signing former Browns tight end Austin Hooper, former Seahawks offensive lineman Jamarco Jones, former 49ers running back/returner Trenton Cannon and former Texans defensive back A.J. Moore in free agency.
The work will continue to find the right Titans, Robinson said.
"(It'll be) a new team, and I think the core fundamentals and our goals will remain the same – to get guys that are going to come in here and play hard and be good teammates, be conditioned," Robinson said. "There's a style of football that we want to continue to play, and it's finding those guys that can continue to play that style and impact the game. … We have to continue to focus to try and get better and improve."