New York Jets: Team finalizes college scouting staff


As per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the New York Jets have finalized their college scouting staff to continue doing evaluations and analysis on some of the top college football athletes in the country. These are the evaluators that are responsible for bringing in talent that can contribute major results for a franchise faster than a New York minute. General manager Mike Maccagnan has so far done a terrific job this offseason bolstering the Jets to be a competitive team this upcoming season as the moves he’s just made for his college scouting staff is the start of building a solid foundation for the future.

Below is the list of the finalized nine-man staff that Maccagnan has deployed to find future stars of the Jets across the country:

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  • Lee Gissendaner – East Coast
  • Jim Jauch – West Coast
  • Zach Truty – Central
  • Jay Mandolesi – Southeast
  • Johnathon Stigall – Midwest


  • Xavier Adibi – Plains
  • Bill Dekraker – Northeast
  • Dom Green – Southwest
  • Brian Shields – West Coast

The Jets know that finding diamonds in the rough has long-term benefits to the franchise. With this impressive group of scouts all swarming across the nation to research those who they feel can take their careers to the next level, Maccagnan has assembled quite the group.

After the Jets recently blew up their previous college scouting staff after the 2015 NFL Draft, it needed to be done since Maccagnan likes to run things like any other general manager does with his own people under him helping him lead the way towards better days ahead.

Since the Jets are currently in a rebuilding phase, it’s important they get the right staff in place to set the foundation for quality when it comes to bringing in college athletes. It’s imperative since the right evaluators could be the ones that bring enough talent to the team to make them a contender for years to come.

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