Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! Another work week is coming to a close, and we offer you some headlines to delay the inevitability of you actually having to do some work today. So, here goes.
Personnel department changes
#Bills BLESTO scout Marcus Cooper is moving on to take an area scout role w/the #Giants, multiple sources tell us. Cooper spent 7 yrs w/Buffalo over 2 stints, working his way up from player personnel asst. We're told he'll handle the SE for New York.— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) May 31, 2018
A new addition and there will also be some reshuffling on the scouting staff. #Giants https://t.co/rNhmSfabG7— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 31, 2018
Ranaan’s tweet that “there will also be some reshuffling on the scouting staff” is something Big Blue View was told months ago to expect after the 2018 NFL Draft.
One thing to expect is that Mark Koncz, hired by GM Dave Gettleman as a personnel consultant prior to the draft, could become Giants pro personnel boss. He was pro scouting director with the Carolina Panthers from 2010-17, and was promoted by Gettleman, then GM with Carolina, to director of player personnel.
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