The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Ian Cunningham as the team’s director of college scouting, T.J. McCreight as a player personnel executive, Brandon Brown as the club’s assistant director of pro scouting, and Matt Holland as a pro scout. Additionally, Trey Brown has been named player personnel executive college/pro, Jim Ward was named the team’s Midwest area scout, and Katie David was named football operations coordinator.
The most notable hire seems to be Cunningham, who spent the last nine years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Cunningham has clear ties to Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas and assistant vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl. Apparently he had a role in the Ravens drafting C.J. Mosley a few years ago. McCreight also has some Baltimore ties.
These new hires signal the increased influence Douglas holds in the organization since being hired by the Eagles last year. The Ravens are considered to possess one of the NFL’s best talent evaluation staffs, so hiring some of their personnel doesn’t seem like a bad idea.