The Titans are talking up the possibility of trading down, but most teams don’t think they’ll do it.
Instead, other NFL teams are expecting the Titans to stay at the top of the draft and select Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com polled 10 personnel executives who shape their teams’ draft boards, and eight of them said they’re expecting Tunsil to go first overall. A ninth executive said he thinks the Titans could take either Tunsil or Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Only one said the Titans will trade the pick to a team looking to draft North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.
Tunsil to the Titans makes a lot of sense and has looked like the most likely outcome for the whole draft process. The Titans have their franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota, and they want a franchise left tackle to protect him. Things can still change in the 17 days until the draft, but it’s likely that the first name Roger Goodell calls on draft night will be Laremy Tunsil.