Does this tip the Titans hand?
Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson has always been a very honest and upfront person…when you can get an answer from him.
You see, the Titans are notoriously tight-lipped during the offseason and you might have noticed that more this year given that they need to hire an offensive and defensive coordinator, but rarely are they connected to anyone who might get the job.
So, when Jim Wyatt got Robinson on the record identifying three strong position groups in this class, you should take note.
Last year Robinson and the Titans front office started the 2020 offseason a step behind because they were busy at the end of January last year. The AFC Championship game was taking up most of their time and I couldn’t find anything from Robinson at the 2020 Senior Bowl (it is possible that he didn’t go personally).
However, if you go back to the 2019 Senior Bowl, you can see some good quotes from Robinson on the event. Let me cherry-pick some from the article linked above:
“Much has been made about the defensive front seven…There is really good depth on the front seven of the defense. I think there’s good offensive linemen. It’s a heavy tight end crop. There’s some pretty good backs in the draft.
“I think there’s some good value at receiver. There’s certainly some guys at the top, but I think maybe in the later rounds, too, we already have kind of our sights set on, if you will, or earmarked as guys who can help our football team.”
Fast forward to the 2019 NFL Draft and Robinson added two players in the front seven (Jeffery Simmons and David Long), a starting offensive lineman (Nate Davis), and a wide receiver that you might have heard of named A.J. Brown.
While tight end never materialized and they waited a year to add running back depth, Robinson basically told fans (or anyone who was listening) what the Titans were looking at in the 2019 NFL Draft.
So you can see why it is important to listen to what Robinson says and to use that information to help narrow down your list of potential targets for the Tennessee Titans in the draft. Which position groups did he single out this year?