A month after changing Bill Belichick as head coach, the Patriots have landed on a brand new chief of their entrance workplace.
Director of scouting Eliot Wolf is main the workforce’s personnel division and has roster management, sources confirmed to the Herald. Wolf has been with the Patriots since he was employed as a advisor in 2020 and was elevated into his present title two years in the past. Wolf hails from a unique scouting tree, having began in Green Bay from 2004-17 and spent the subsequent two seasons in Cleveland as an assistant common supervisor.
The Patriots are usually not anticipated to make use of the final supervisor title after they announce their subsequent personnel head, in line with a supply. Announcing a common supervisor search would additionally drive the workforce to abide by league guidelines mandating interviews with a minimum of two exterior, minority candidates. Wolf, like new head coach Jerod Mayo, has been promoted from inside.
Wolf takes over the entrance workplace at a crucial level for the franchise, because the Patriots personal the No. 3 total choose in April’s draft and the fourth-most cap house within the NFL forward of free company subsequent month. The 41-year-old is anticipated to work by way of the draft with most of the workforce’s chief evaluators in place. Director of participant personnel Matt Groh, the Patriots’ top-ranked personnel government the previous two seasons, just lately led a bunch of scouts to the Senior Bowl.
Wolf is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and ex-Green Bay common supervisor Ron Wolf. Under his father’s management, Wolf and the Packers Super Bowl XLV. Green Bay additionally adopted an old-school scouting philosophy that prioritized tape research above all different elements in participant analysis. The youthful Wolf, in line with a league supply who as soon as labored with him, doesn’t make the most of analytics closely in his scouting course of.
In New England, Wolf has already begun to encompass himself with outdated colleagues from Green Bay and Cleveland. The Patriots reportedly employed longtime NFL government Alonzo Highsmith to their entrance workplace Wednesday, and have begun filling their offensive employees with ex-Packers and Browns coaches.
The NFL Network first reported Wolf’s unofficial promotion.