The Kansas City Chiefs have a new Director of College Scouting in Marvin Allen, according to Pro Football Talk. Allen comes from the Atlanta Falcons, where he served as a national scout.
Chiefs hire Marvin Allen to serve as director of college scouting, per source with knowledge of hire.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 10, 2013
From Allen’s profile in the Atlanta Falcons staff directory:
Marvin Allen has been with the Falcons for four years and spent 16 seasons with the New England Patriots, including his last 12 in the player personnel department as an Area Scout. He was responsible for the collection of data on all prospects in his assigned region. Allen is a graduate of Tulane University and was selected by the Patriots in the 11th round (294th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. In four seasons with New England, he rushed for 378 yards and two touchdowns on 94 carries (4.0 avg.).
With the 2013 NFL Draft in the books, we had a feeling these types of moves would be coming. With a new regime in town, GM John Dorsey will want to start getting his own scouts in place.
Dorsey kept on most of the scouts that were already in Kansas City as he prepared for April’s draft. Most of those scouts would have been brought in during the Scott Pioli regime.
Now it is time for Dorsey to start bringing in people he trusts to help build the Chiefs for the future. I like that Dorsey is looking outside the Green Bay organization to find talent. The Falcons have certainly been doing a great job of scouting talent recently so hopefully Allen can bring a little bit of that skill to Kansas City.