With the draft mere days away, many teams and executives are no doubt feeling the pressure. Some franchises, like the Jags and Chargers, are coming off a string of bad decisions and failed first round selections, which can often lead to a GM’s job being on the line. Other franchises are putting together the early pieces of what they hope will be a championship roster. For many people, there are a number of valid reasons to be worried. Fortunately, Tennessee Titans GM Ruston Webster does not count himself among those.
Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean had a great article that you can catch here. In it, he talks about how even though others may typically be up in arms in the days leading up to the draft, he feels very calm and collected about the whole thing.
“I really don’t feel a lot of pressure from that standpoint because I enjoy it, and at this point and time we’ve done our work,” says Webster. “So when it comes down to drafting the player it should be a smooth transition where we are confident and just say, ‘This is the guy we want, this is the guy we are going with.’ And you make the pick.”
Wyatt also goes on to mention how the franchise currently has, “a first-round grade on roughly 25 players.” Seeing as how we pick at 20, and have the luxury of being able to draft at any number of positions, we should definitely feel just as confident as Mr. Webster in our teams ability to make the most of the draft.