Robinson had said it would take a “king’s ransom” for him to trade the top pick, but he explained that he is not ruling out the possibility of a trade.
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says the team is open to trading their No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, clarifying the comments he made earlier this week about his requirements for a trade, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
On Sunday Robinson said it would take a “king’s ransom” for him to trade the top pick, but he explained to Schefter that he is not ruling out the possibility of a trade.
“We’d be open to moving the pick,” Robinson said. “I think the statement I made the other day maybe got taken out of context a little bit with ‘kings random.'...The question was what would it take to move way back in the draft, which would take a lot of picks...I think some heard that I wasn’t open to moving, or we weren’t open to moving the pick, which is not true.”
The Titans earned the No. 1 pick by finishing the 2015 season with a 3–13 record, tied for worst in the league with the Cleveland Browns.
Last year, the Titans had the second overall pick, with which they drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota.
According to SI’s most recent mock draft, the Titans are expected to select Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the first pick.
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