New Titans’ GM welcomes calls about No. 1 pick

The Titans and new general manager Jon Robinson are on the clock.

At least until they aren’t. Robinson used his introductory press conference Monday to let it be known that the No. 1 pick in the 2016 Draft is up for auction.

“We will look at any and all offers that come this way,” he said.

The Titans picked No. 2 last year, and seem to have picked well with quarterback Marcus Mariota. But the results of the last two seasons indicate the roster isn’t good enough, and both Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey said as much Monday.

“This is going to be a fun process,” Robinson said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

51 responses to “New Titans’ GM welcomes calls about No. 1 pick

  1. This team could have all top 10 pics and still be terrible. Doesn’t the owners live in Houston??? I really feel sorry for the Titans fans.

  2. One thing we know for sure…Cleveland ain’t going to be calling. It doesn’t matter where they pick in Round 1… the player is going to be a bust so why trade up to do so?

    Although, I would be curious to see the Browns with the #1 overall pick because I’m dying to know who the homeless guy thinks is the best player in the draft.

  3. Browns will give them the number 2 pick and a 3rd to move up just in case someone might try to get goff. Kinda like how they traded w Vikings because they thought someone might take Richardson lol. Then titans will get bosa

  4. ““This is going to be a fun process,” Robinson’s barber said. “I’m looking forward to it.””

  5. “Black in America says:

    This is indicative that this is a weak draft class with no clear No. 1 overall pick leaping off the board.”

    Is the sky blue too? You must be a scout!

  6. Black in America says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:03 PM

    This is indicative that this is a weak draft class with no clear No. 1 overall pick leaping off the board.
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    More indicative of Robinson acknowledging the Titans are in need of quantity over quality

  7. Niners should trade the #7 pick and a later pick in the draft to get Jared Goff.

    C’mon Jed and Trent……at least do this for us!

  8. If the Browns really feel better about Goff than Lynch, it wouldn’t cost them much in compensation to move one spot. Now, if they feel there isn’t much of a difference between the two, they won’t move anywhere.

  9. Black in America says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:03 PM

    This is indicative that this is a weak draft class with no clear No. 1 overall pick leaping off the board.

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    Perhaps this is a weak draft class. But I don’t think this is any indicator of that.

    The simple fact is, QB’s tend to go #1.

    They just got their QB last year, and we all know #2 Cleveland needs a QB. What the Titans are doing is exactly right. Get value for your spot. We all know QB is the likely #1 pick, so trade out and pick up some extra picks… maybe even an additional 1st rounder.

    Heck they could get a 1st rounder just for swapping spots from #1 to 2.

    Cleveland now knows the pick ahead of them is up for grabs, and if they want to secure the best QB available, they’ll need to deal with the Titans.

    It happens, Cardinals and San Diego swapped #2 and #3 and the Cardinals got a 1st, 2nd and players. San Diego really wanted Ryan Leaf or Manning if he fell lol.

    If Cleveland doesn’t make a deal, then someone else likely will and leapfrog them.

  10. Hey if they can get a reasonably high first and a couple other picks in return it probably makes sense.

    One player isn’t going to fix that team, they need a large influx of new people.

  11. .
    The top of the draft board seems very unsettled at this point. No one knows where the two QBs, Goff and Lynch will be slotted. The picture will probably become clearer after the Senior Bowl.
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  12. The fact that he said that in a press conference suggests that, once again, it’s amateur night in Tennessee.

    I don’t think there has ever been a situation where a team wasn’t prepared to at least listen to offers for any pick on their board. Announcing that you’re ready to deal just weakens your bargaining position.

  13. The Titans should just keep the pick and draft either Bosa or Tunsil. They either get a big time DE or a LOT to protect Mariotta. Don’t overthink it. I doubt anyone will offer that much anyway.

  14. This is indicative that this is a weak draft class with no clear No. 1 overall pick leaping off the board.
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    It’s more indicative that they’re willing to accept a boatload from teams like Philly and Houston, who SHOULD be in the market for a young QB but are afraid the Browns and possibly the Cowboys could grab Goff and Lynch.

  15. Robinson’s eye for talent is impressive. But this is the same move that happens every year. First overall pick always is willing to listen to offers. Draft might not have the ELITE sure fire top player at each position, but don’t get it wrong. There is some really good potential in this draft.

  16. Just look at the final four teams that are in the playoffs. The four QBs are Tom Brady, and three guys who were number one overall draft picks. It’s obvious that you need an elite, blue chip QB. The Titans already have theirs. When you think about it, it’s worth trading all your picks to move up, if there’s a blue chip QB. I don’t know that there will be one unanimous guy, so you better have good scouts. The fact that 3 out of 4 QBs were number one picks says a lot. Once in a while you get a Brady or a Montana in the later rounds. But when you look back at Elway, Aikman, Bradshaw, Jim Plunkett, Eli Manning, Namath. A ton of super bowls were won by QBs who were drafted #1. I’d trade the pick, and the asking price would be high.

  17. The only way the Browns trade up one spot is if somebody (Titans or otherwise) makes them believe some other team is going to do it to take their guy. Because the Titans won’t be.

  18. Niners should trade the #7 pick and a later pick in the draft to get Jared Goff.

    C’mon Jed and Trent……at least do this for us!
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    Never happen.
    baalke can’t judge talent & york is too stupid.

  19. Goff, Wentz, and Lynch are all first round quarterbacks. I’m not sure any of them are worth the top pick in the draft and it might make sense for the Titans to draft the best player available, but it always make sense to listen to offers. He’d be stupid not to do that.

  20. Would you like to attend a complimentary Time Management Seminar hosted by Andy Reid? Just be aware it will start about 15 minutes after the posted time.

  21. If you are near the top of the draft and like two players equally, fill out a slip for each and let the clock expire on your turn. Wait until one or the other is picked by another team then turn in your slip for the other. In this way you get one of the guys you want for a significantly lower salary.

    49ers should have done this when they couldn’t decide between Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith. They may still have gotten Alex but it would have been with about the 20th pick instead of 1st overall and saved a ton of cap room.

  22. jeremycrowhurst says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:21 PM
    The fact that he said that in a press conference suggests that, once again, it’s amateur night in Tennessee.

    I don’t think there has ever been a situation where a team wasn’t prepared to at least listen to offers for any pick on their board. Announcing that you’re ready to deal just weakens your bargaining position.

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    Actually, your statement suggests that YOU being a GM would be amateur hour. Letting the whole world know the pick is possibly available in one swoop is the exact RIGHT move. Trying to pretend that you aren’t interested in trading will only make you look the fool when you do.

    As for value, the value isn’t in teams thinking you want to keep the pick. The value is in getting 4 or 5 teams (there are) that all need a qb, to fall in love with Goff or Lynch and have a bidding war.

    The statement was dead on, and the right start. Now lets see what he can work out of it.

  23. Black in America says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:03 PM
    This is indicative that this is a weak draft class with no clear No. 1 overall pick leaping off the board.
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    spot on.

  24. zeke2517 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:09 PM
    ““This is going to be a fun process,” Robinson’s barber said. “I’m looking forward to it.””
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    Just phenomenal stuff right there

  25. Unfortunately for Robinson the Titans will be probably be in the running for “a fun process” for at least the next couple of years until they can rebuild.

  26. jayniner says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:16 PM
    Niners should trade the #7 pick and a later pick in the draft to get Jared Goff.

    C’mon Jed and Trent……at least do this for us!
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    Nah, the 49ers don’t like CAL guys for some reason. They haven’t drafted a player from across the Bay in Berkeley since 2001. Meanwhile, they could have had Aaron Rodgers, Jahvid Best, Alex Mack, Marshawn Lynch, Keenan Allen, DeSean Jackson, Mitchell Schwartz, CJ Anderson, Shane Vereen, Justin Forsett, Mychal Kendricks, Marvin Jones, etc.

  27. myhawks1976 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 4:09 PM

    Actually, your statement suggests that YOU being a GM would be amateur hour. Letting the whole world know the pick is possibly available in one swoop is the exact RIGHT move. Trying to pretend that you aren’t interested in trading will only make you look the fool when you do.

    As for value, the value isn’t in teams thinking you want to keep the pick. The value is in getting 4 or 5 teams (there are) that all need a qb, to fall in love with Goff or Lynch and have a bidding war.

    The statement was dead on, and the right start. Now lets see what he can work out of it.

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    It never makes sense to tell the media what you’re planning on doing. There are back channels available for this kind of thing.

  28. I noticed I am receiving a lot of flak for my earlier comment Re: “Weak draft class”.

    2014, You don’t trade out of #1, you take Clowney. That was the narrative. 2013, the pick was Geno Smith from the end of the college season to 2 weeks before the draft, than the pick was Joekal, than the day of the draft rumors surfaced that the pick was Fisher because he had “higher upside”.

    People talk about “Trades” and “value” way too much. The market determines value. Way too many people are caught up in the RG3 era of thinking, yet look at last year, the first trade came at the 15th pick. High first round picks are too valuable to trade anymore, especially #1.

    Its just not real life, and it won’t happen. And the narrative that a QB must go #1 is preposterous. Lets go back 10 years and look at the #1 overall picks…

    2006: Mario Williams DE
    2007: JaMarcus Russell QB
    2008: Jake Long OT
    2009: Matt Stafford QB
    2010: Sam Bradford QB
    2011: Cam Newton QB
    2012: Andrew Luck QB
    2013: Eric Fisher OT
    2014: Jadaveon Clowney DE
    2015: Jameis Winston QB

    …The market is stabilizing itself. No longer will teams reach for QBs in the near future, as those with 2 eyes and a brain can see you can have an elite QB and not make the playoffs, and you can have a mediocre QB and an elite defense and make the playoffs.

    Mock drafts don’t set the market or determine draft value. You have your QB, so take the best player available. Don’t pretend like anyone is going to trade up for Lynch or Goff, just… don’t. That was my point. Thank you for making me write a page to illustrate it.

  29. myopinionisrighterthanyours says:
    Jan 18, 2016 3:34 PM

    The only way the Browns trade up one spot is if somebody (Titans or otherwise) makes them believe some other team is going to do it to take their guy. Because the Titans won’t be.

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    That is perfect logic. However, we’re talking about the Browns, lol.

  30. How does your average Browns’ fan know what they should do when your average GM has a hard time figuring it out? I don’t remember anyone talking about Tom Brady before the draft. Nobody had even heard of Brett Farvre, Kurt Warner or Tony Romo. Drew Brees dropped into the second round because he was too short. Marino was the 6th or 7th QB taken his year. We all think we know about Paxton Lynch and Jared Goff, but we might be here ten years from now talking about a name that nobody is talking about today. Maybe the next Tom Brady will also go in the 6th round this year. The problem with a lot of coaches, scouts, and GMs is that they make a lot of decisions based on workouts, so guys like JaMarcus Russell and Jeff George end up going number one.

  31. To the gentleman that thinks you don’t need an elite qb, look at the teams remaining and make a case otherwise. Two hall of famers and two number 1 picks (3, actually). If you want a Matt Ryan, Andy dalton, or any other second tier qb, be prepared to lose in the second round.

  32. The thorns in the Titans’ side: Poutasi; Sensabaugh; Wreh-Wilson. No.1 Pick to Denver in exchange for Von Miller and Demaryius Thomas?

  33. To the gentleman that thinks you don’t need an elite qb, look at the teams remaining and make a case otherwise. Two hall of famers and two number 1 picks (3, actually). If you want a Matt Ryan, Andy dalton, or any other second tier qb, be prepared to lose in the second round.
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    2015 Peyton Manning is not elite, nor is Brock Osweiler. Yet they have the #1 defense in the league.

    Thats my point.

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