Titans General Manager Jon Robinson has helped build the Tennessee roster into a contender. Let’s look back on how he did it– and what his next draft moves may look like.
The Tennessee Titans have been a pretty lucky bunch over the last few offseasons.
As much as some fans like to kick and scream and cry at the teams’ lack of “splashy” offseason signings, the Titans have more than made up for any quiet free agency periods with some truly special draft classes.
Tennessee has GM Jon Robinson to thank for that. Since taking over the job in 2016, he has found late-round gems and all-pro players on both sides of the ball, and has helped take a hopeless Titans roster and turn it into a young team coming off of their best postseason run in two decades.
With the 2020 NFL Draft less than a month and a half away and the scouting combine recently wrapping up, Jon Robinson and the Titans organization will be turning their attention to trying to fill the remaining holes on the roster.
In what will be Robinson’s fifth draft, he’ll be looking to find more of the successes that have defined his Titans tenure, while trying to avoid those rare misses.
But what have Robinson’s drafts looked like over the years? What are some of those big Robinson draft misses, and how many as he had during his years running the show in Tennessee? And most importantly, can we look closely enough at Robinson’s draft trends in order to figure out what his 2020 draft class will look like?
It’s fun to reminisce, but looking back could potentially give us an idea of what kinds of players the Titans will be adding to their team this offseason, and what kinds of moves Robinson will make to get them. So with all that in mind, let’s jump back to Robinson’s first draft class in 2016.