We hear this almost every year, but the worst team in the NFL is officially declaring that the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is for sale.
With so many holes in their roster, newly hired GM Jon Robinson stated that the team is willing to explore all avenues in regards to their draft pick. While almost every team that has the #1 pick makes it known that the pick is available for the right price, would it be smart of the Tennessee Titans to trade this chip away for the right package?
In short, hell yes. And Robinson is doing exactly what he should as the GM of a desperate team.
If a team is willing to overspend for one player in the draft, the Titans should abide by these wishes and take a package full of NFL-ready talent.
While more picks are almost certainly better than fewer, you have to draft correctly in order for those players to pan out. A perfect example of this is the New England Patriots. Because of their decade-long dominance, the Patriots rarely pick in front of a couple teams in the first round and beyond. In some cases, if they identify a certain guy they like, they will trade out of the first round entirely and stockpile draft picks in the later rounds.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to your scouting staff. If these guys do their job, then you don't need the #1 overall pick in order to be successful. Does it help? Certainly. But at the same time, if you can't identify talent, then you aren't doing your job correctly.
So far, so good for Jon Robinson....
By Pete Packowski