Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson continues to win Day 2 of the Draft
Jon Robinson proved his expertise on day two of the NFL Draft once again.
Titans GM Jon Robinson is no stranger to making exceptional picks on day two of the NFL Draft, and it seems that he has continued that trend once again.
The Titans selected Isaiah Wilson, OT from Georgia, in the first round of this year’s draft. This selection left lots of questions regarding the Titans need for a cornerback going into day two.
Robinson snagged two impressive selections on day two including LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton and running back Darrynton Evans out of Appalachian State. Kristian Fulton is a player that many fans, myself included, would have liked to secure in the first round.
Robinson on the other hand, played the board perfectly and added much needed o-line depth while still grabbing Fulton in the second round.
Kristian Fulton was routinely mocked in the first round and is an absolute steal at 61 overall. There is no doubt that Kristian Fulton is a first round talent. He plays big versus NFL caliber receivers and will definitely come out with a chip on his shoulder after falling so far in this year’s draft.
Going from the National Champions to a school that not may people paid attention to during the actual 2019 CFB season, Darrynton Evans is a versatile weapon on offense and special teams.
Evans posted a 4.41 40 yard dash time at the combine. He is a perfect complement to Derrick Henry’s ground and pound running style. Per Sportsreference.com, in 2019, Evans rushed for 1,480 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is also a weapon in the pass game, scoring five receiving touchdowns and even lining up in the slot occasionally.
Expect him to make a difference on special teams as well, he scored three kick return touchdowns throughout his career at Appalachian State. He is also just one year removed from averaging 32.7 yards per kick return which was the second-highest clip in the NCAA.
Jon Robinson’s history with day two picks has been very good. In the past, Robinson has grabbed these guys in the second and third round:
- Kevin Byard S – 3rd
- Jonnu Smith TE – 3rd
- Derrick Henry RB – 2nd
- Harold Landry EDGE – 2nd
- AJ Brown WR – 2nd
- Nate Davis OG – 3rd
Robinson has knocked it out of the park in this year’s draft in large part thanks to another stellar Day 2.
Fulton and Evans are great candidates to be potentially added to this list a year from now. If they can be as impactful as the players listed above, the Titans have a great chance of making another deep playoff run next season.