Reese Likes Titans Draft Options

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  1. A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: With the Titans picking third in the upcoming NFL Draft, GM Floyd Reese is extremely positive about his options. "I think at this point, those guys are probably as highly rated as a top group that has come out in a while. They all look to be great players," Reese said yesterday. "Now what happens two or three years from now, of course we don't know. But you have two Heisman Trophy winners, and all three have won a national championship. You start listing all the things that would classify you as a 'star' and probably those three guys have more of those than any three have come out in a while." Reese also did not rule out a tradedown if the right offer was presented. "That is way out there, but the (third) pick is going to have value," said Reese. "Of course, if someone is willing to pay, then of course there is a price. Those spots can always be bought, it just depends on how much you want to pay."

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  2. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    Trade down? I scoff at that. There isn't enough draft gold on earth to meet Reese's price, whatever it is. Think about it. Reese wants this that and the other thing. There is no way were are trading down.
  3. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

    I wouldn't mind trading down, because I'm sure Reese would be really stingy with it, but I seriously doubt it would happen...
  4. titanbuoy

    titanbuoy medium rare ®

    I don't mind the idea of trading down to pick 6, 7 or 8. No way Cutler gets past the Lions at 9.

    It's kind of a great position to be in. I'm sure the Titans front office would be pretty happy with any of the top three guys, so we can't be considered a motivated seller. That being the case in order for someone to acquire the pick they would have to make an offer that is in itself enough to really motivate the Titans to make the deal and I'm sure the teams looking to trade up are quite aware of that (a sweet position to be in really).
  5. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    I noticed Reese made reference to the Ricky Williams deal where NO traded their whole draft and a few picks the next year. That is the kind of trade Reese would have a hard time turning down IMO especially if the trading partner has a decently high 1st rounder. Our best case scenario for a trade down is for Houston and NO to take the two QBs leaving Bush on the board. Bush would bring the most value in a trade ala Ricky Williams IMO simply because he can be an immediate impact player for any team looking to make strides right away.
    I also noticed Reese acknowledged that Cutler was the #3 QB which wasn't surprising but Reese also noted he could move up. I wonder if Reese thinks Cutler could push one of the top two. Cutler might have as much upside longterm and is a good blend between Young and Leinart.
  6. danny

    danny Guest

    If a trade down does happen, I'd like to see Reese get an additional first rounder next year as well as a king's ransom this year.
  7. Titanpride

    Titanpride Insider

    I like the comment about Cutler... when Reese describes him as a mix between Young and Leinart. If we trade down a spot or two (2), pickup the lost 3rd and get Cutler... that would be the ideal situation. That being said... I would have no problem drafting Cutler with the 3rd over all pick. Im telling you, afte the Senior-bowl and Combine... Cutlers value is going to Catapulted into the top 5.
  8. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    Rule #1 about Floyd Reese (especially between now and April 29):

    Take everything the man says with a grain of salt.
  9. Titans2008

    Titans2008 Camp Fodder

    I can't see any scenario that Cutler would jump over Young. What players do in games is always more important than what they do at a combine. Young isn't playing at the Senior Bowl and most QB's that do play only get limited time. I think the best Cutler can hope for is that he keeps his 3rd QB slot...

    I do think that he might be considered by a team like the Jets if he has an exceptional Senior Bowl and a good workout though...
  10. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    I think it is important to keep in mind the scheme of the Titans offense. If Fisher & Co have bought into the Chow system, you'd think they would want Leinart over Young if given a choice. Leinart is the more polished QB and already familiar with Chow. He would likely be ready to step in as early a late in the '06 season if needed. Young is likely two seasons away from taking the reins and the Titans offense may have to go into another direction in order to take advantage of Young's strenghs.

    You'd think Bush is the ultimate prize if Chow could have his choice. But I doubt that is an option though I hope the Texans take Young at #1.
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