Get permission to negotiate with him in advance of the swap, and draw up a three- or four-year deal for him.
Then, as you play the game, be willing to give up No. 20 this year -- or your first-round pick next season, if you’re certain you will be better and it will be a worse pick.
Freeney is worth the 20th pick and big money, provided you can strike a contract deal.
That’s a move that would amount to the Titans saying they are about right now, not 2014. That’s when a first-round defensive end picked at the end of April will likely be ready to be a consistent factor – if he emerges as a top-level pass-rusher at all.
This is not a great defensive end class.
The odds are against getting an immediate impact rusher at No. 20.
Meanwhile Freeney is a matchup nightmare, whose spin move and quickness are incredibly difficult to slow. He’ll always draw a double, making life easier on everyone on the line.
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