3. Tennessee Titans should see drafts exactly like the ones they saw with Jon Robinson
During Jon Robinson’s time as GM, he rarely had a high pick to spend in the first round but when he did he had some really solid hits. While his biggest flaw was not re-signing players like Jack Conklin, Corey Davis, Adoree , etc. (though the team didn’t always have the money to keep those players), finding talent in the draft was rarely an issue.
The other issue that he had was taking swings that completely missed in the first round when he didn’t have a pick inside the top-20.
I wrote about this recently, but there is nothing in Ran Carthon’s history that suggests that he learned how to nail first-round draft picks from any of his bosses. In fact, in the years where he has been the right-hand man to a GM, the results have been underwhelming despite every pick being a top-13 pick.
However, that can be put directly on the GM, and Carthon has drawn rave reviews from people like The Athletic’s David Lombardi for what he has been directly responsible for in the middle/late rounds of the draft.
In a video detailing what the Tennessee Titans are gaining and what the 49ers are losing, Lombardi credits Carthon with hits like
George Kittle, TE
D.J. Reed, CB
Dre Greenlaw, LB
Elijah Mitchell, RB
Jauan Jennings, WR
Brock Purdy, QB
And he goes on to say that he is probably forgetting some other hits, those are just the ones off the top of his head.
If he can continue to draft well like Jon Robinson did without the wild misses later in the first round, and if he can find ways to sign those guys to extensions, then the Tennessee Titans can reload this roster quickly.