Best talent evaluators take risks, make hard decisions

The best personnel developers in the NFL aren't all-knowing "gurus," but instead run great support staffs, former Titans GM Floyd Reese writes. Still, some executives are in an elite class.

Originally Published: February 26, 2008
By Floyd Reese | ESPN.com

First, no names mentioned here are gurus.

These men all have great supporting casts that help make them the NFL's five best talent evaluators. I make it a point to address this because I had the pleasure of being surrounded by a number of highly talented scouts and directors. Rich Snead, now with the Oakland Raiders, was a huge factor in the success we had with the Tennessee Titans.

I had an outstanding crop of scouts working with me, including C.O. Brocato, the only NFL ...

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