The Cleveland Browns have announced, via press release, five additions to their player personnel/scouting department. Frank Edgerly was named senior pro scout, while Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore were all added as college scouts. All of the men hired have a solid resume full of high-end collegiate and/or professional football experience, including the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators.
Edgerly joins the Browns after spending the previous four seasons in the New England Patriots’ personnel department. He spent the past three years (2010-12) as an area scout after working the 2009 season as a pro scout. He joined the Patriots after serving as head coach of Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High School for 10 seasons (1999-2008).
Donovan spent the previous two seasons at the University of Florida as director of on-campus recruiting – football (2012) and a program coordinator – football (2011). Prior to joining the Gators staff, he spent one season (2010) as the recruiting assistant – football at Rutgers University. Donovan began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Notre Dame, where he spent two seasons as a staff assistant (2007-08) and coordinator of quality control – football (2008-09).
Moore spent five seasons on the coaching staff at Fordham University where he served as assistant head coach/offensive line (2010-11), defensive coordinator (2009) and linebackers and special teams coach (2007-08). He also held collegiate coaching jobs at Louisiana Tech (2005-06), Auburn (2002-04), Western Carolina (2000-01) and his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan (1997). As a graduate assistant at Auburn in 2004, Moore assisted with the offensive line and special teams and was part of a staff that helped the Tigers to a 13-0 season and a victory in the Sugar Bowl.
Manocherian joins the Browns after spending the previous three seasons (2010-12) as a scouting assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to working for the Saints, he spent two seasons (2008-09) coaching both the wide receivers and defensive backs at Rye Neck (N.Y.) High School.
Blaylock spent the previous two racing seasons with Penske Racing (2012-13), working within their public relations/marketing division. Prior to joining Penske, Blaylock was the assistant director of football operations at the University of Miami for three seasons (2008-10) after working the 2007 season in the Miami Dolphins operations department.
These men will replace the recently departed contingent of director of college scouting John Spytek, senior national scout Pat Roberts and pro scouts A.J. Durso and Tom Headlee, all of whom were let go shorly after the 2013 NFL Draft.