The Tennessee Titans hold the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and they have made it clear over and over again that they are happy to consider dealing it. A few days ago, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said that while not everyone is interested in the pick, interest has risen.
"I would say that with each day we inch closer to the draft, the discussions probably become a little bit more serious, if you will," Robinson said Wednesday. "That's something we're going back and forth with. Do we stay put with where we're at, or do we really entertain the thought of moving?
"I would say the interest has increased some. I wouldn't say there are 31 teams calling, but there are certainly teams that have interest in moving up."
The actual level of interest is up for debate. Earlier this week, Jason Cole reported the 49ers and Titans had brief discussions about the pick. Later in the week, there were multiple reports the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in the pick. The teams mentioned are generally teams with a quarterback need, and the reports suggest these teams would move up to select Jared Goff or Carson Wentz.
My prediction is the Titans hold on to the pick and draft offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Jalen Ramsey would be a strong addition to their defense, but I think they go the more traditional route and add a tackle to protect Marcus Mariota. It's "boring", but it seems like the most likely option. The 49ers, Eagles and Rams are arguably the three most likely teams to move up.
The Rams at No. 15 seem highly unlikely to move up. The 49ers and Eagles at No. 7 and 8 would be able to do so a lot easier. And yet, it would still cost a pretty penny. I can't speak for the Eagles, but Trent Baalke is not a GM willing to give up the kind of assets necessary to make a deal happen. Sure, he moved up for Eric Reid, but that did not cost nearly what it would cost to climb up to No. 1.
I think we end up seeing the Titans keep things simple and pick Laremy Tunsil.