The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly set to hire Joe Douglas as their new head of player personnel. The announcement hasn't been made official yet, but it's expected to be only a matter of time.
While we wait, it should be noted that the Eagles have also reportedly hired another former Ravens executive. Baltimore's east regional scout Andy Weidl is set to join Douglas' staff and serve as his right hand man. His new title is rumored to be assistant director of player personnel.
Geoff Mosher was first to point out the possibility of Weidl coming to Philadelphia. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah had very nice things to say about the Eagles' new hires.
The Eagles hit a HR by hiring Joe Douglas. They followed that up with another HR by adding Andy Weidl. 2 of NFLs top evaluators.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) May 9, 2016
Weidl has some familiarity with the Philadelphia region because he played offensive line for Villanova. That also qualifies him as a "football guy."
The Eagles desperately needed to add more top talent evaluators to their front office and it seems like these hires are good ones. The Ravens are generally considered to have one of the better scouting staffs in the NFL.
Here's more on Weidl via his bio on BaltimoreRavens.com.
Andy Weidl was named East-regional scout following the 2013 NFL Draft. As one of three regional scouts, Weidl is responsible for scouting the entire eastern section of the United States, including players from the ACC, American Conference, Big Ten, MAC and SEC. Weidl also evaluates and provides cross-checking scouting reports on "draftable" players for the department. Weidl spent three years as the team’s Northeast scout and four years as the Ravens’ West area scout. 2005-15: (with Baltimore) 2013: Named East-regional scout...Team drafted Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard) from Weidl’s focus area. 2012: Ravens drafted RB Bernard Pierce (Temple) and G/C Gino Gradkowski (Delaware). 2011: Ravens picked WR Torrey Smith (Maryland) and QB Tyrod Taylor (VA Tech). 2010: DE Art Jones (Syracuse) was selected in the draft. 2006: Baltimore selected Pro Bowler DT Haloti Ngata (first round, Oregon) from Weidl’s area. 2005: Joined the Ravens as team’s West area scout. 2000-04: (with New Orleans) 2003-04: Was the Saints’ Northeast area scout, covering mainly Big East and ACC schools. 2000-02: Was the Saints’ National Combine Scout covering the South. 1998-99: (with Pittsburgh) Spent two years as a player personnel assistant for the Steelers...Assisted in evaluating both college and professional players.