By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort is headed to the Tennessee Titans to become their new director of player personnel. Albert Breer of The MMQB, who previously reported that Ossenfort would be out the door in New England, had it first on Twitter.
Ossenfort had been the Patriots’ director of college scouting for the past six seasons and spent 15 years in the organization. He now joins Titans GM Jon Robinson, whom he succeeded for the role of college scouting director in New England.
The Pats now have an opening for Ossenfort’s former position. One top candidate to replace him is Eliot Wolf, who joined the team in March as a front office consultant. Director of player personnel Nick Caserio remains intact after signing a multi-year extension in February.
Bill Belichick’s coaching tree gets a lot of attention, but the Patriots have become more of a GM farm than anything else in recent years. Ossenfort has already interviewed for GM jobs and should become one some day. He would join Robinson, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, Lions GM Bob Quinn, and Bucs GM Jason Licht as former Patriots execs to lead their own front offices.
Ossenfort deserves his share of credit for the scouting that went into drafting the likes of Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Flowers, Shaq Mason, and Joe Thuney. Ossenfort also had a huge hand in some of the Pats’ hidden gems in undrafted free agency, like Malcolm Butler, David Andrews, Jonathan Jones, Adam Butler, and J.C. Jackson. We’ll see how the Patriots’ drafts go from here.
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