Ruston Webster Gets Ready for His First NFL Draft as the Tennessee Titans General Manager

By Stephanie Umek

The 2012 NFL Draft is coming up and starts this Thursday. It is a day during the year where hundreds, if not thousands, of people become extremely stressed out in the world of professional football. Whether it be the players waiting to be drafted, the players on the existing NFL teams, the Coaches, General Managers and of course all the families that are along for the ride.

One guy though seems to be keeping his cool. General Manager, Ruston Webster of the Tennessee Titans. It is his first year going through as draft as the General Manager for the team and he gives the impression that he has everything under control.

He gives a lot of credit to two things, according to The Tennessean, that is the fact that he has done his homework and that he has surrounded himself with some high quality scouts.

“I really don’t feel a lot of pressure from that standpoint because I enjoy it, and at this point and time we’ve done our work. So when it comes down to drafting the player it should be a smooth transition where we are confident and just say, ‘This is the guy we want, this is the guy we are going with.’ And you make the pick.”

Now saying that this is Webster’s first draft will be far from the truth, in fact this will be his 25th draft that he’s been involved with, so it’s not like he doesn’t know what is going to happen. He is not going into the weekend blindsided. The past two years he was the Vice President of Player Personnel and before that he spent four years with the Seattle Seahawks and eighteen years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It will be interesting to say the least how the group of office members such as Mike Munchak, Ruston Webster and Mike Reinfeldt will do. This is especially considering they have had a hard time fully agreeing with the actions of owner Bud Adams during the off season. It will be interesting to see who is left making the final decision-considering the first three mentioned know the needs verses the wants.

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