Did the Tennessee Titans or Los Angeles Rams Win their NFL Draft Trade?

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

I’ve discussed who I think the Los Angeles Rams will select with the first overall pick, but let’s see how others on the Football Garbage Time Staff feel about who got the better end of the blockbuster trade and who each team may select in the first round of the draft.

– Ha Kung Wong

Ricky Castro

  • In my opinion, I believe the Titans got the better deal in this trade considering that they can still get their man at 15 or a top O-lineman.  Also, the Titans get a significant number of draft picks back this year and a 1st and 3rd rounder next year.

Joanne Kong

1. Who the Rams will take 1st overall?

  • Based on the Football Garbage Time 2016 mock draft, the Los Angeles Rams select quarterback Paxton Lynch in the fifteenth pick.  A quarterback need is definitely evident in light of the reach at fifteen for the next best available quarterback.  3rd best is obviously not what they are seeking in a potential franchise quarterback.  With the first overall pick, the Rams now have the pick of the quarterback litter in the 2016 draft.

2) Who will the Titans take at 15th overall?

  • By giving up the 1st overall pick, the Tennessee Titans are still able to draft a respectable offensive tackle with the 15th pick.  Laremy Tunsil will most likely be gone, but they probably won’t be disappointed in drafting Ronnie Stanley or Jack Conklin in exchange for the value they received for their 1st overall pick.  And if both prospects are gone by the fifteenth pick, with TWO second round picks, the Titans will still be able to build up their offensive line with potential noteworthy prospects while using their first round pick to focus on other needs, such as DeForest Buckner (DE) or Vernon Hargreaves (CB).

3) Was this a good trade for the Rams, the Titans or both?

  • The Titans trading away their first overall pick was a matter of “when to whom”, rather than “if”.  Finding themselves without a need for a skill position player, such as last years need for a quarterback, the Titans were smart to obtain more picks rather holding onto the #1 pick.  With a deep pool of offensive and defensive positions, but a lack of skilled players, both teams have made their teams stronger with the trade.

Ha Kung Wong

  • Although I think this was an important and necessary move for the Los Angeles Rams, at the end of the day, the Titans made off like bandits.  They already have their QB (Marcus Mariota) and RB (DeMarco Murray) in place and they get to trade down and address their offensive line and defensive concerns late in the first round, also getting a chance to build later in the draft with 4 total picks in the top 76.  In addition, picking up a first and third round pick in 2017 guarantees their ability to address continuing needs next year.  Rams had to do it, but as Scott King mentioned, this does have a similar feel to the Redskins RGIII trade several years ago with the Rams on the opposite side of the coin.  And we all know how that turned out.

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