The Tennessee Titans entered the 2016 NFL Draft with the No. 1 overall pick, before trading back with the Los Angeles Rams. Eventually, the Titans walked away from the first round of last weekend’s draft with Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin.
Overall, the Titans had a solid draft class, but the team has still decided to make some changes to the scouting department.
According to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, the Titans decided to part ways with scouts Mike Yowarsky and Marv Sunderland following the draft. Both scouts had been with the team for at least the past three seasons, with Sunderland ending his nine-year tenure with the team.
“It is the ugly part of the game, but new leadership has the prerogative to make changes,” Sunderland said. “The Titans will be much better next fall and are headed in the right direction. Would I prefer to be there to watch Marcus [Mariota] and the team flourish? Absolutely. But Jon has control of the football part of it and I’m sure he wants his own people.
“He ran a good draft and the new draft picks should represent themselves very well.”
New Titans general manager Jon Robinson may have been happy with some of the players selected this year, but as he continues to finalize his new regime, the scouts had to be the first to go. At least the move came at an appropriate time.
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