Browns add Shaun Herock to scouting department
The Cleveland Browns are reportedly planning to add Shaun Herock to the team’s scouting department.
Albert Breer from Monday Morning Quarterback Tweeted out the news this afternoon:
Source: ex-Raiders exec Shaun Herock is closing in on a deal to join the Browns' scouting dept., where he'll re-unite with Cleveland GM John Dorsey.
Herock's well-regarded, was interim GM after Reggie McKenzie was let go in Oakland, and remained with the team thru the draft.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 4, 2019
Herock was formerly the college scouting director for the Oakland Raiders and served as interim general manager after the team fired Reggie McKenzie, as noted by Breer. He had been with the Raiders since 2012, when he went to Oakland with McKenzie after the pair worked together with the Green Bay Packers.
With Oakland, Herock helped to manage the team’s draft preparations and evaluated college prospects.
Herock spent 19 years in the scouting department for the Packers, the final 11 of which he held the position of assistant director of college scouting. He is the latest friendly face that general manager John Dorsey has added to the front office, joining Alonzo Highsmith and Eliot Wolf, both former members of Green Bay’s front office.
“He’s a talented personnel man with a lot of Raiders history. He’s our college scouting director, and we have a lot of good scouts. We have a lot of picks in this draft, so his leadership will be important. I expect him to be a big part of the organization moving forward,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said of Herock in December via NBC Bay Area.
It is unclear which role Herock will fill with the Browns. Director of College Scouting is currently filled by Steve Malin. The team previously had two Vice President of Player Personnel but lost one of them to the Eagles. Perhaps that will be the landing spot for Herock.