Where the Titans Stand on One Blue Chip vs. Two Very Good Players

ORLANDO – The Titans still need several good players. But the NFL is keyed by great players.

In my conversations with Ran Carthon and Chad Brinker at the NFL annual meetings I asked each about weighing the idea of adding a blue player – blue being a star of superstar in the color-coding popularized by super scout Mike Giddings in the early 1980s (read this) – as opposed to two very good players. 

Nov 27, 2021; Stanford, California, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Joe Alt (76) blocks Stanford Cardinal defensive tackle Dalyn Wade-Perry (50) during the fourth quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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“So you’re saying trade with Minnesota?” Carthon said, laughing, referring to the Vikings, who are in prime position for a move up with someone like the Titans at No. 7. The Vikings hold No. 11 and 23. “Honestly that will be something that we explore, because it depends on what’s available to us, what happens in the first six picks. You’ve got to be able to play the board. 

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