The Arizona Cardinals are making some changes to their front office, from within.
According to the team, they have promoted a number of their internal staff to new positions, from the team:
- QUENTIN HARRIS promoted to Director of Player Personnel
- DRU GRIGSON promoted to Assistant Director of Player Personnel
- ADRIAN WILSON promoted to Director of Pro Scouting
- CHRIS CULMER promoted to Director of College Scouting
- JOSH SCOBEY promoted to Western Regional Scout
- NATHAN DIGREGORIO promoted to Pro Scout
In addition, the Cardinals have hired KEEGAN LEYRER as an Area Scout in the West and ANDREW CASKIN as a Scouting Assistant.
A little background on each staffer:
A former safety with the Cardinals (2002-05), Harris has worked as the team’s Director of Pro Scouting the past six years after being promoted from Assistant Pro Personnel Director in 2013. He is entering his 12th season with Arizona’s scouting department after joining the club as a pro scout in 2008.
Grigson has worked as the Cardinals Director of College Scouting the past six years and is entering his 12th year with the team after originally starting as an area scout in 2008. He was promoted to a regional scout in 2010 prior to being named Director of College Scouting in 2013.
A member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor, Wilson joined the Cardinals scouting department following his retirement from the NFL in 2015. He played 12 seasons with Arizona (2001-12) and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Wilson had been assisting with both the Cardinals pro and college scouting departments the past four years as a scout.
Culmer has worked as Arizona’s Western Regional Scout since 2014 and is entering his 20th season in the NFL and 11thwith the Cardinals after joining the team as an area scout in 2009. Prior to coming to Arizona, Culmer worked for nine seasons with Seattle as a pro scout and scouting assistant.
Scobey has been an area scout in the west since being promoted in 2014. He originally joined the Cardinals as a scouting assistant in 2012 and was promoted to Pro Scout in 2013. Scobey played six seasons in the NFL, including two years with Arizona after he was drafted by the team in the sixth-round (185th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Kansas State.
DiGregorio has worked as a scouting assistant for the Cardinals the past two years after joining the team in 2017. He previously worked as a recruiting assistant at James Madison University and as a student recruiting assistant at Virginia Tech where he received his degree.
Leyrer comes to the Cardinals after spending the past five seasons with the Cleveland Browns, including the past two seasons as a college scouting assistant. A University of Tennessee graduate, Leyrer also worked as a scouting assistant and external game charter with the Browns after joining the organization in 2014. He worked as a student recruiter with the football team at Tennessee prior to getting his degree in Marketing in 2015.
Caskin played tight end at William & Mary and was a three-time all-conference selection. He was a semifinalist in 2017 for the Campbell Trophy given to the college football player with the best combination of academics, community service and on field performance. Caskin attended rookie mini-camp with the Cardinals in 2018 and spent time with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football.
The one question is, what does this mean for Terry McDonough, the Vice President and Director of Player Personnel?
What role will he still have or will be leaving the team?