Despite the rampant attention to the cornerbacks in this draft, the Titans really should only be looking at two players in the first round (barring for any unexpected drops). Those player are Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater. However, a number of players may fall to the Titans that enables them to not only trade down and recoup a later pick, but also to get Barr or Bridgewater later in the first.
Two trades really look like strong possibilities right now.
1. Team- San Francisco 49ers, player- Mike Evans
Via ESPN's Chris Mortensen: "The #49ers are a team people are starting to talk about as someone who could be very aggressive in this draft."— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 25, 2014
The 49ers are very interested in moving up for a player, and while Evans isn't likely to fall out of the top 10, taking a receiver in the top 10 with this class is a risky move. With all the depth and variety in the 2014 draft, only a team that really thinks they are one player away should make a move like this. The 49ers have a wealth of picks and few needs, and they aren't likely to find many starters in the third round which makes their picks less valuable to them.
Possible compensation: picks 30 (1st round), 56 (2nd round), 67 (3rd round), 100 (4th round)
2. Team- Dallas Cowboys, player- Aaron Donald
I've been told that the Dallas #Cowboys are talking to teams about trading up into the top ten picks to draft Pitt DT Aaron Donald— Shawn Zobel (@ShawnZobel) April 25, 2014
@JoeGoodberry if Donald does make it to 11 can you see someone like CHI/MIA/DAL moving up to take him and the Titans moving down to get TB— Will Lomas (@jlomas72) April 25, 2014
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@jlomas72 I see somebody making a move if Donald slips. That's a solid scenario.— Joe Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) April 25, 2014
The Cowboys really like Donald and for good reason, he may be the best defensive player in this draft, and based off of last year's tape only he is better than Jadeveon Clowney. Donald is an elite 3-tech prospect that doesn't fit into the Titans system, but who most certainly fits in the New York Giants system who picks at 12. The Cowboys would love nothing more that to play draft day spoiler on the division rivals while also adding an elite talent to their roster.
Possible Compensation: picks 16 (1st round), 47 (2nd round)