The Tennessee Titans landed what I believe to be one of the best general manager candidates in the past two years. In just eight years, Jon Robinson’s organizations have made some of the best draft evaluations in terms of combining value and talent.
For those that don’t know, Robinson’s first BIG job was in New England in 2008. That is when he was promoted from a regional scout, to the Assistant of College Scouting. While that name may not carry a lot of pomp in most organizations, you have to remember that this is a team that doesn’t have a true GM. That means that Robinson was essentially #3 in the chain of command.
Then, he was promoted again in 2013 to the actual Director of College Scouting, so essentially one of the big decision makers.
After that, he was hired as Jason Licht’s right hand man in Tampa Bay in 2013. And that was his last stop before taking this job in Tennessee.
So, to show just what sort of talent his teams have acquired, let’s look at what an expansion team with no players would have looked like if Robinson’s picks stood alone.