Mike Reinfeldt holds the title of Executive Vice President and General Manager, but Head Coach Jeff Fisher also holds an executive VP title, and owner Bud Adams will step in on draft day when he feels it necessary. Fisher and Reinfeldt hold the most weight, but will be joined n the war room by Vincent Marino Director of Football Administration, Tina Tuggle Director of player development, and Lake Dawson Director of College Scouting.
This will be the fourth draft with Reinfeldt has conducted as General Manger of the Titans. His background in the NFL is pretty long. He played eight season as a safety with the Raiders and Houston Oilers. He has worked in the front offices of the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, and Green Bay Packers. He is mostly a bean counter having served with those teams as CFO, and salary cap guru.
With that being said the team of Reinfeldt and Fisher have done a fairly good job at conducting the team’s drafts. While, so far the 2009 draft class was something of a bust, but of course that can change, the overall five year grade of this club is fairly good. They have made 49 picks in the last five years netting 2 pro bowlers, 9 starters, 22 backups and 18 players either with other teams or out of the NFL. All in all that is not to shabby.
This is a team that is unafraid to take kids from smaller schools. They have landed quality players in: CB Cortland Finnegan (Samford), DE William Hayes (Winston-Salem State), and WR Dominique Edison (Stephen F. Austin University) all from the smaller school out there. Look for the Titans to once again reach into the smaller school to find quality players from small schools in the later rounds of this year’s draft.