Titans trade top pick in NFL Draft to Rams in blockbuster deal


The Los Angeles Rams have agreed a blockbuster trade with the Tennessee Titans for the top pick in this year's NFL Draft.

Both teams announced they had come to terms on a deal on Thursday, with the Rams giving up a huge haul of picks to move up to the first overall selection.

In return for giving up top spot, the Titans get the 15th overall pick, two second-round picks (43 and 45), and a third-rounder (76) in 2016 as well as the Rams' first and third-round picks in the 2017 draft.

Los Angeles will also receive a fourth-round pick (113) and sixth-round pick (177) in 2016 from Tennessee.

In a statement, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said: "Being able to acquire six players in the top 76 this year, along with next year when you factor that into it -- I am assuming five in the top three rounds -- that is 11 players that we can add to this football team that should not only increase our depth, but give us good quality players at all those positions. 

"In the end we thought it was a decision that was best for this football team. It made sense for us to do it, and that's why we moved on it.

"We talked to several teams about the pick. There was interest in the pick, and in the end we thought this was the option that made the most sense for us...We think we can really bolster this roster with the picks that we now have."

Before the trade, the Titans were expected to draft Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to help protect quarterback Marcus Mariota, but now the top pick will likely be a quarterback after Nick Foles failed to impress for the Rams in 2015 following his trade from the Philadelphia Eagles.

North Dakota State's Carson Wentz and California's Jared Goff are considered the top quarterback prospects and likely targets for Los Angeles to pair with running back Todd Gurley, who won last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year award.