David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Titans were willing to give up a first round pick to acquire Amari Cooper. The reason the Raiders traded him to the Cowboys instead was because the Titans wanted to swap places with the Raiders on day 2 of the draft. From the linked article:
Sources indicate the Titans were willing to meet the Raiders asking price of a first round pick for Cooper but wanted to flip draft positions with Oakland on the second day of the draft to soften the blow. The Cowboys were willing to trade a first round pick with no other conditions and acquired the receiver on Oct. 22, hours after a tough loss to division-leading Washington.
Honestly, I don’t know how to feel about this report. A one for Amari seems steep at this point, but if we are talking about swapping draft slots in the second round with the Raiders, I would have been OK with that. You are probably talking about the 33rd pick. Jon Robinson probably could have turned that into a couple of second round picks through trades.
Would you have been good with giving up a one but swapping second round picks with the Raiders for Cooper?