April 14, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Titans trade top overall pick to the Rams
The Los Angeles Rams are on the clock following a blockbuster trade with the Tennessee Titans to obtain the first overall pick of the draft. The Rams are expected to choose between Cal quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. The Titans traded the top pick of the draft to the Los Angeles Rams for the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft, two second-round picks (43 and 45), and a third-rounder (76) in 2016. The Titans will also receive the Rams’ first-round pick in 2017, along with their third-round pick in next year’s draft. In addition to Tennessee’s No.1 pick this year, the Rams will also receive a fourth-round pick (113) and sixth-round pick (177) in 2016. As a result of the trade, the Titans now have six picks in the top 76 in this year’s draft – 15, 33, 43, 45, 64 and 76. The Titans already held picks 33 and 64. “Being able to acquire six players in the top 76 this year, along with next year when you factor that into it — I am assuming five in the top three rounds — that is 11 players that we can add to this football team that should not only increase our depth, but give us good quality players at all those positions,’’ Titans general manager Jon Robinson said. “In the end we thought it was a decision that was best for this football team. It made sense for us to do it, and that’s why we moved on it. 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.” Here is the breakdown of the trade: Titans receive from Rams: 1st round pick (15 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) Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.