Dorsey Revamps Player Personnel Department

From the Truman Sports Complex

Even as he was evaluating players for the 2013 NFL Draft, John Dorsey was also working on evaluating scouts for the 2013 Chiefs player personnel department.

On Thursday, the Chiefs formally announced some of the moves that he’s made in scouting. First it was the hire of Chris Ballard as director of player personnel. He’s coming over from the Chicago Bears where he was the director of pro scouting. We told you last week about the hiring of Marvin Allen as the team’s director of college scouting. Allen joins the Chiefs after spending the last few years in Atlanta.

Dorsey hired Will Lewis to be the team’s director of pro scouting. Lewis has been vice president of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks the past three seasons and has worked with Dorsey before in Green Bay and Seattle.

Also added the Chiefs employee ranks was former Missouri State head coach Randy Ball as pro scouting assistant. Ball spent seven seasons as head coach of the Bears football program going 34-42. His brother Russ Ball was part of Marty Schottenheimer’s staff with the Chiefs and is now in Green Bay where he’s the vice president of football administration.

Trey Koziol was hired as an area scout, coming over from the Tennessee Titans where he’s worked for the last five seasons as a pro scout.

The team also finally announced the hiring of Brett Veach to a position as pro and college personnel analyst. As we told you some time ago, Veach came over from the Eagles.

Three members of the personnel department were retained in new positions as Mike Borgonzi was named assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green was named assistant director of college scouting and Ryan Poles was named college coordinator.

4 Responses to “Dorsey Revamps Player Personnel Department”

  • May 16, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    If you put all that “brain power” togethor with those 24 coaches you should end up with the smartest team in the NFL. Now will all that IQ Power translate into victories?????

  • May 17, 2013  - txchief says:

    I wonder if all of these scouting changes make any real difference. It may simply be cronyism.

  • May 17, 2013  - el cid says:

    The NFL is famed for the “old boy network”. But to the Chiefs credit, not every hire has not spent years in PA or GB.

    That said, Dorsey and Reid will succeed or fail based on the people around them, both coaches and players. Give them who they want.

    If I recall correctly, Marty surrounded himself with old friends, same with Vermeil, and more recently, Pioli had 3-4 teams to draw talent from and seem to have never heard of at least 20 other teams. Dorsey and Reid to a much lesser extent.

  • May 17, 2013  - Niblick says:

    I agree with el cid- Very few of the big free agent acquisitions had any ties to Green Bay or Philly. Alex Smith, Sean Smith, Robinson, Fassano, and DeVito to name the most prominent. True a large portion of the coaching staff and now the fromt office have ties to Philly and Green Bay. This is normal with all new caoching staffs. As Bob pointed out, the front office is normally revamped once the draft is completed and Dorsey can get his own people. Marty and Vermeil did basically the same thing with theri staffs.

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