The Titans hold the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. And, if you hadn’t heard, they’d potentially be interested in trading the pick.
In the event you hadn’t heard, their G.M. is willing to issue a periodic reminder.
“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,” Jon Robinson said Wednesday, via John Glennon of the Tennessean. “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.”
Ultimately, someone will move up only if: (1) that team has identified a player that it must have; and (2) that team is willing to sacrifice what it would take to get there. At this point, as teams continue to work toward finalizing their feelings regarding the available players, teams within striking distance of No. 1 need to know what it would take to get there, if the team decides to try to make the move.
What it would take to make the trade becomes a factor in the broader question as to whether the move makes sense. So teams need to know generally what it would take — and specifically to have the line of communication in place with the Titans — in the event that, ultimately, the coach, the G.M., the owner, or some combination of the three decide to pull the trigger.
At this point, it’s not about pulling the trigger. It’s about figuring out where the trigger is, in the event a decision is made to reach for it and draw at some point in the next three weeks.