Tennessee Titans GM: To give up No. 1 draft pick, it would take a 'king's ransom'

By The Sports Xchange  |  Updated March 19, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said it would take a "king's ransom" for the team to give up the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Robinson, speaking in the club level of Nissan Stadium at 104.5 The Zone's annual Sportsfest in Nashville, Tenn., said the Titans would consider trading down but only for a load of picks.

"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, via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN. "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."

Most mock drafts, including NFLDraftScout.com, have the Titans selecting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the first overall pick.

Robinson made it clear again at the NFL Scouting Combine last month that one of his primary missions is to find ways to protect and upgrade the talent around quarterback Marcus Mariota, who missed four games due to injury last season as a rookie.

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