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Chiefs Swipe Eagles Scout


According to Geoff Mosher of CSN Phlly, the Kansas City Chiefs have stolen away a top scout from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brett Veach, who handled scouting for the Southeast region of the country, is leaving Philly cheesesteaks behind for some fine KC BBQ.

From CSN Philly:

Veach first broke into the NFL as an intern with the Eagles in 2004 and was later hired as Reid’s assistant in 2007. He ascended quickly in the front office and was considered one of the team’s keenest scouts.

“Basically, an opportunity presented itself in Kansas City to be a part of Coach Reid’s staff again and [general manager] John Dorsey staff, and it was an opportunity I was excited about,” Veach, a native of Mount Carmel, Pa., and former University of Delaware standout, told CSNPhilly.com.

Veach said he left on great terms with the Eagles, calling his time there “six unbelieveable years” of learning under general manager Howie Roseman, former player personnel chief Ryan Grigson (now the Colts’ general manager) and director of college scouting Anthony Patch.

“Those guys taught me everything I know to this point,” Veach said. “You’re talking about three really sharp minds that I learned from every day.”

It is good to know that the new regime is getting some of their own scouts in on the player evaluation process.

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  • berttheclock

    Learning from Ryan Grigson says a ton. Great pickup

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Quite a few of the top rated players on the big board come from the SEC. Makes me think they wanted another pair of eyes to help them decide where to go with that #1 pick. Veach is highly regarded around the NFL. Some believe he’s a GM in waiting. Curious timing, but great acquisition.