Jon Robinson is considered to be a talented talent evaluator. Let’s take a look at his best picks since taking over in 2016.
Jon Robinson is currently preparing for his fifth NFL Draft at the helm of the Tennessee Titans.
Compared to his predecessors, Robinson has actually done an admirable job drafting, for the most part. We have the obvious bust picks (looking at you, Kevin Dodd), but no GM bats 1.000. I have been critical of J Rob in the past, but compared to previous GM Ruston Webster, we are in a much better position now.
Robinson has also shown that he is not afraid of a few draft day trades. Including one of the biggest trades in NFL history, when Robinson traded the 1st overall pick in the 2016 Draft to the Rams in return for a king’s ransom of picks. This trade would allow the Titans to end up with Conklin, Austin Johnson, Derrick Henry, Corey Davis, and Jonnu Smith.
The Rams ended up with their guy, Jared Goff, and Robinson was able to get 3 guys who are still starting-caliber players for the Titans. Conklin recently left for Cleveland, but he had an All-Pro season as a rookie.
Robinson also moved up to draft Harold Landry in 2018, which has already paid great dividends for the team.
We know Robinson likes to be aggressive on Draft weekend, but have all said moves panned out? Is there a trend in Robinson’s drafting history? Let’s dive in and take a look at Robinson’s best selections from every round since taking over in 2016.