Article: Raiders Inquire with Titans Regarding Potential First-Round Draft Pick Exchange in NFL Draft

In Nashville, reports indicate that the Las Vegas Raiders have reached out to the Tennessee Titans to discuss the potential of trading first-round picks in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

The Titans currently hold the No. 7 pick, with many draft analysts predicting their selection to be an offensive tackle like Joe Alt from Notre Dame, or possibly a receiver such as Rome Odunze from Washington or Malik Nabers from LSU.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are in need of a quarterback, and recent draft evaluations following the NFL Scouting Combine suggest that Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy might be rising into the top 10, beyond the Raiders’ initial reach. The Athletic reports that the Raiders have engaged in discussions with multiple teams holding higher draft picks.

Raiders’ general manager, Tom Telesco, has explored the prospect of trading for picks within the 5 to 7 range, currently owned by the Los Angeles Chargers (pick No. 5), the New York Giants (No. 6), and the Tennessee Titans (No. 7). Such a move could position the Raiders for future trades or secure a player in another critical position, particularly if targeting a quarterback like Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy.

For the Titans, the silver lining lies in the draft’s depth, particularly in wide receiver and offensive line talent. They could opt to trade back, acquiring a quality player while amassing additional draft picks to bolster their roster amid consecutive losing seasons and a roster featuring 24 free agents.

Titans’ general manager, Ran Carthon, emphasized the importance of building through the draft and remaining open to potential offers, stating, “If you’re picking in the top 10, you want … a sure thing. I like No. 7, but I’m open. We’ll listen to any offers that come. Building a consistent winner happens through the draft. The way you build for consistent success is through the draft, and you need draft picks to do that. We’re definitely willing to listen.”

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