The front office of the Philadelphia Eagles is undergoing big changes as they announced the hiring of Joe Douglas. He was previously a longtime scout of the Bears and the Ravens. For the Eagles, however, he will be filling in the role of vice president of player personnel. Philly also hired Andy Weidl in addition to Douglas. As the assistant director of player personnel, he and Joe worked together in Baltimore for almost a decade. Both of them will be reporting to Howie Roseman, the vice president of football operations. Douglas was able to gain back his footing over roster movements back in December.
Joe Douglas went to high school in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where he played as an all-state linesman. When he went to college at Richmond, he continued playing football. His career in the university was nothing short of successful. For 45 straight games, he started at tackle. By his senior year, he became part of the All-Atlantic 10 team. During his days with Baltimore, he helped the team draft Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Flacco and Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs.
The team hired him as a way of beefing up the personnel of the Eagles. According to peers, he is an extremely hard worker and a good scout. The team expects that his scouting talents, which helped the Ravens snag a Super Bowl champion and a Pro Bowl level player, will greatly benefit the Eagles. He is a smart hire in the personnel division and everybody has nothing but high expectations from him.