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Report: Titans exploring trade for No. 3 overall pick

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The Tennessee Titans are exploring a trade for the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, reports NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

The No. 3 selection currently belongs to the Arizona Cardinals. Tennessee owns the 11th overall choice. Jeremiah added that the Las Vegas Raiders, who have the seventh pick, could also potentially move up.

"This is just people around the league who said do not sleep on ... the Tennessee Titans," Jeremiah said on "Move the Sticks." "The two teams to keep an eye on with the trade-ups were the Raiders and the Titans."

A move into the top three would allow the Titans to select a premier quarterback prospect. The Carolina Panthers (No. 1 overall) and Houston Texans (No. 2) are also expected to draft a signal-caller.

C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Anthony Richardson, and Will Levis are the top quarterback prospects in 2023.

The Cardinals signed Kyler Murray to a five-year extension last season and aren't expected to pursue a quarterback. Acquiring more assets by trading the No. 3 pick would make sense for an Arizona roster with holes on both sides of the ball.

Tennessee has had Ryan Tannehill under center over the last four seasons. However, the 34-year-old, whose contract has a $36.6-million cap hit in 2023, is in the last year of his deal.

The Titans drafted quarterback Malik Willis in the third round last year, but Willis struggled as a rookie, failing to throw a touchdown in three starts. Tennessee went 1-4 in 2022 with Willis and veteran journeyman Joshua Dobbs at quarterback after Tannehill went down with an injury in the final stretch of the season. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2018.

The Titans hired new general manager Ran Carthon in January. Carthon was with the San Francisco 49ers when they traded up from 12th to third overall to draft quarterback Trey Lance in 2021.

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