5. He won’t be afraid to make massive trades to acquire players he likes
During his time with the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, he was a decision-maker in a front office that traded:
-Up to the 1st overall pick to draft Jared Goff (1st round pick, future 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, future 3rd)
-With the New England Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo (2nd)
-Into the top-5 to draft Trey Lance (1st, future 1st, future 1st, future 3rd)
-With the Carolina Panthers for Christian McCaffery (2, 3, 4, future 5th)
Half of those were good decisions and half of those look pretty rough, but that front office was ready to take swings when they could and Ran Carthon will probably have the same mindset.
One of the themes that was repeated over and over by people employed by the Tennessee Titans was that Amy Adams Strunk believes that this team needs a reload and not a rebuild, meaning that they should be able to compete again immediately.
If that is what she believes, then the Tennessee Titans could look to make a splash on the trade market this year and Carthon has done a good job identifying veterans to trade for.
While some in the fan base are tempted to trade up to the first pick even if that means giving up Jeffery Simmons (no thank you) I think this team is much more likely to trade a top-50 pick in exchange for a veteran that they believe will push them up from being a good team to a great team.