The Seahawks lost one of their top talent evaluators when senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan resigned to tend to a personal issue.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported McCloughan’s resignation, which the News Tribune confirmed.
McCloughan joined the Seahawks as senior personnel executive in 2010, manning a role that assists the general manager in all aspects of building a roster. McCloughan had spent the previous five seasons building the roster of the San Francisco 49ers. While McCloughan was in San Francisco, the 49ers drafted Pro-Bowlers DaShon Goldson, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley and Patrick Willis.
Since 2010, the Seahawks have found late-round gold in the draft by selecting Russell Wilson in the third round and Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the fifth round, among others.
McCloughan is viewed around the league as one of the NFL’s top talent evaluators.
According to La Canfora, McCloughan already has future plans.
McCloughan intends to organize his own independent scouting service, while working from home as he tends to his family matter— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 24, 2014