1. Jon Robinson
In 5 years as the Tennessee Titans GM, Jon Robinson has quite the resume. Let me break it down piece by piece.
He has made several trades to fill out his roster, and the two that involved moving a 4th round pick (the highest compensation he has given up for a player) ended up netting two Pro Bowlers.
We all know and talk about Ryan Tannehill, but when the entire league seems to be offering up premium prices for Pro Bowl quarterbacks, remember that Robinson did it for a Day 3 pick just two years ago.
Speaking of things that get forgotten, don’t forget the trade for DeMarco Murray that helped usher in a new age of Titans running backs. Another player that people were writing off as done until the Titans traded for him, Murray resurrected his career in Nashville.
He also traded for Dennis Kelly who has become a staple of this team and Desmond King who is either going to turn into a compensatory pick or who is going to be a starter for the Titans next year.
Draft and free agency
At this point, Jon Robinson has completely rebuilt the roster from when he took over and everything good about the Titans offense came directly from players that he found. I’m not going to talk about the defense and how the Titans are wasting the talents of guys like Kevin Byard, Malcolm Butler, Rashaan Evans, Jayon Brown, Jeffery Simmons, DaQuan Jones, and Harold Landry.
Instead, I will just say that Robinson has drafted some very talented defenders who have either made the Pro Bowl or All-Pro list under other defensive coaches or who would be at that point with better coaching.
Sure, names like Kevin Dodd and Isaiah Wilson stick out as draft busts, but Robinson has drafted more All-Pros than busts in his top-100 picks, and I will take that track record every day.