New England Patriots

From free agency to the draft, the NFL offseason rolls on with members of scouting departments working around the clock, as shown in Foxboro in the Patriots’ digital series Do Your Job.

Among the featured figures is Director of Scouting Eliot Wolf. The 40-year-old spent 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, working his way up from a pro personnel assistant to director of football operations. He also served as the assistant general manager of the Cleveland Browns for two years. 2022 marks Wolf’s second season in Foxboro after serving as a front office consultant in 2021.

The episode also featured other key members of the Patriots’ scouting department…

Steve Cargile: Pro Scouting Director
Camren Williams: College Scouting Director
Brian Smith: Personnel Coordinator

The group continues to work across departments and other leaders such as Director of Player Personnel Matt Groh to prepare for the draft and continue to find new additions throughout the offseason.

When speaking to the media at the annual league meeting, Bill Belichick had high praise for Groh and his abilities in the department.

“Matt’s done a tremendous job for us,” Belichick said. “Very smart, very detailed. Obviously has a great football background with his dad, his family, growing up in football. Scouted multiple areas for us. He’s had multiple responsibilities, from area scouts on the west coast to the southeast. Regional scout, national scout, and really put the draft together last year as the director of college scouting.”

Last year’s draft marks a major victory for the Patriots through the early success of Mac Jones, Christian Barmore, and Rhamondre Stevenson.

With heavy turnover on both the coaching staff and the front office, consistency in people such as Groh is crucial for the organization to move forward.

“With Dave [Ziegler] leaving, I feel like he’s the best person to step into the personnel job, and he’s done a great job. He’s as good as anybody we’ve had in that position.”

The New England front office pushes along this offseason to improve the roster on the path to getting the Patriots back to the playoffs for a second straight season in a crowded AFC.

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