Monday after the draft is sometimes a bad day for scouts around the NFL, particularly those who work for organizations that just hired a new general manager.
At Redskins Park, however, Scot McCloughan has granted the holdover scouts and personnel men a reprieve—for now, anyway.
“I have assessed it, and I’m going to meet this week with [team president] Bruce [Allen] tomorrow, and then we’re going to meet with [owner] Dan [Snyder],” McCloughan said. “But, again, I was very, very happy with it—the whole process.”
The Jets reportedly fired their director of pro personnel and five scouts, while the Eagles fired two personnel men and a scout.
McCloughan, however, said he was pleased with the performance of the scouts he inherited and won’t rush into any decisions.
“The guys bought in to it,” McCloughan said, referring to the scouts buying into his philosophies. “The guys worked their tails off, and I could see the pride in them when we made the picks. That’s what I want. So as of right now, everything is status quo going forward.”
The Redskins’ sixth round pick—wide receiver Evan Spencer out of Ohio State—is the younger brother of area scout Cole Spencer, who has been with the team since 2010.
“You know what’s really cool about that? Everybody is like, ‘Well, his brother works here and all that,’ and I told him prior to the draft, I said, ‘You know, I have him put on a spot not because of the relation but because that’s where I think he is as a football player,’” McCloughan said. “As a matter of fact, he was even around higher than when we took him on our board. I’m very excited and I got a really nice text from [Cole] last night. And he’s like, ‘Listen, to hear my brother announced as a Redskin was so strong.’ Very cool.”