Titans trade top overall draft pick to Rams

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Tennessee Titans are making headlines two weeks before the NFL Draft.

The Titans have traded the number one overall pick in this month’s draft to the Los Angeles Rams.  The Rams are sending several picks back to the Titans to secure the rights to the number one pick.

“We talked to several teams about the pick. There was interest in the pick, and in the end we thought this was the option that made the most sense for us…We think we can really bolster this roster with the picks that we now have,” said Titans general manager Jon Robinson in a statement on the Titans’ website.

“It is not often that you have the number one pick and we hope to not be in this position again. But we tried to use that pick as currency to work the draft and maximize our player acquisition,” said Robinson.

The 2016 NFL Draft will take place April 28-30 in Chicago.

Here’s a look at the trade by the numbers:

Titans receive from Rams:

  • 1st round pick (15th overall)
  • 2nd round pick (43)
  • 2nd round pick (45)
  • 3rd round pick (76)
  • 1st round pick in 2017
  • 3rd round pick in 2017

Rams receive from Titans:

  • 1st round pick (1 overall)
  • 4th round pick (113)
  • 6th round pick (177)