The Kansas City Chiefs continue to work on adding to their front office and this time it was adding a new director of college scouting. Reports surfaced late Thursday night that the team would be looking to add former Atlanta Falcons national scout Marvin Allen.
Per Pro Football Talk:
Chiefs hire Marvin Allen to serve as director of college scouting, per source with knowledge of hire.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 10, 2013
From Allen’s profile in the Atlanta Falcons staff directory:
Marvin Allen has been with the Falcons for four years and spent 16 seasons with the New England Patriots, including his last 12 in the player personnel department as an Area Scout. He was responsible for the collection of data on all prospects in his assigned region. Allen is a graduate of Tulane University and was selected by the Patriots in the 11th round (294th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. In four seasons with New England, he rushed for 378 yards and two touchdowns on 94 carries (4.0 avg.).
Allen has a lot of experience scouting and he will certainly help the Chiefs as they evaluate talent and look to add to their roster and continuously improve.
Scouting directors are often the unsung heroes in a team’s front office, so this move may go as unnoticed, but the Chiefs got a good one..