Tennessee Titans to require ‘king’s ransom’ for No. 1 pick

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said at a fan gathering today that the team would need to receive a “king’s ransom” in return for the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s draft, according to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com.

“There is a group of players that are at the top of the draft, that, you don’t want to move back too far cause you can miss out on one of those guys, and if you do move back that far you want to make sure that you have a king’s ransom, for lack of a better term, to move that far,” Robinson said. “I would say that for us to move out of that pick, it’s going to take a substantial amount of picks to do that.”

No team has yet come majorly forward as a big player for the pick, but one can’t help but wonder with the NFL Draft. All signs point to the Titans taking Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil at No. 1 with the Browns taking a quarterback with their No. 2 pick, so a team that desperately needs a quarterback could be one that looks to deal with Tennessee.

But the definition of a “king’s ransom” is wide, and it was reported yesterday that Tennessee turned down the Philadelphia Eagles’ offer of two first-round picks, a second-round pick and two players last year in order to keep the No. 2 pick to select Marcus Mariota. Now that the Titans are in a position to draft Mariota some protection, perhaps that price has gone up?

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