The following item is excerpted from the latest edition of Albert Breer's exclusive Inside the NFL Notebook:
According to club sources in Tennessee, the Titans are very open to the idea of shopping the top overall pick in April's draft, with plenty of holes to fill on the roster. But as I understand it, the outlook here will be predicated by the Titans' ability to walk away from this draft with a truly elite prospect. That means there likely will be a limit to how far down the board that new GM Jon Robinson will be willing move, given the scarcity of blue-chip players in this year's class, which -- by all accounts I heard during my week in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl -- is deeper than it is strong at the top.
At this point, the 49ers appear to be the only team in the top 10 that has enough of a need at the position to pursue striking such a deal (though the Cowboys could sit and take one at 4). The Bears, Saints, Eagles and Rams -- sitting at Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 15, respectively -- could be in play for a QB, but that's a long way to go down for the Titans, and a long way to go up for one of those four.
At any rate, the placement of teams needing a quarterback, and the solid-but-unspectacular rap on this particular quarterback group, should create an interesting dynamic over the coming weeks. And the Titans certainly will need a few things to break in the right direction to be the beneficiary.