The Tennessee Titans have been the most talked about team this offseason with the addition of the best defensive coach in the league, and now with the trade rumors about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Despite everyone's rumors and sources, perhaps no one outside of Adam Schefter is more connected across the NFL landscape than...well...Vegas. I'm not saying that they have the definite guide to this situation, but they rarely make any moves without reasons.
With all of that said, here are the Sportsbook.com odds on which team will end up drafting Marcus Mariota:
(also, this is not me promoting gambling in any way, just a look at a source that probably has the best up-to-date information on this situation)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mariota Draft Team: TEN 2-1 SD 9-4 (was 15-1) PHI 9-4 (was 8-1) TB 11-2 NYJ 8-1 CLE 10-1 STL 18-1 CHI 20-1 WAS 25-1 <a href="http://t.co/DWsE2TaRmi">http://t.co/DWsE2TaRmi</a></p>— Sportsbook.com ® (@Sportsbook_com) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sportsbook_com/status/592012478638202880">April 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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So there you have it, while the Tennessee Titans are in the driver seat, they are not too far removed from the pack. Apparently (despite recent dismissals) they believe the idea that the San Diego Chargers will make a trade for the second overall pick very much.
Maybe the most interesting trade target, the Philadelphia Eagles, come in at number three on the list. If the Fletcher Cox/Mychal Kendricks/19th overall pick/20th overall pick rumor is true, then that would be an amazing deal for the Titans. Now, I have a lot of doubt that three teams could cooperate that well on such an important move, but if they could it would be a move that could completely reset the Tennessee Titans franchise.
Finally, it is interesting that the Cleveland Browns are ranked blow the New York Jets. The Jets did recently say that they were calling every team ahead of them to see about the possibility of trading up, but the Cleveland Browns are rumored to be a top contender for Marcus Mariota. Several people have said that if the San Diego Chargers don't offer their first round pick in addition to Philip Rivers and change that the Cleveland Browns could make an offer too good to refuse.
No matter what anyone is saying, there is a lot of interest in Marcus Mariota, and Vegas believes that the Chargers and Eagles are the top contenders to make the Titans very happy on draft day.