Packers promote Wolf to director of player personnel

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Eliot Wolf, shown in a 2003 photo, began his career as a scouting intern with the Green Bay Packers.

Looking to keep his front office intact, Green Bay Packers general manger Ted Thompson has promoted Eliot Wolf to director of player personnel, the team announced Friday.

Wolf, 32, is the son of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf. He's been with the organization for 11 years, but unofficially began his scouting career at 10 years old when he started watching film with his father.

He had been the youngest director of pro personnel in the league, a position he's held since May 23, 2012. His job duties included advance in-season scouting of opponents and aiding the Packers' draft preparation.

Wolf wasn't tied directly to any of the current general-manager vacancies, but the NFL has shown significant interest in Green Bay's talent evaluators the past few years. Reggie McKenzie (Oakland), John Dorsey (Kansas City) and John Schneider (Seattle) all graduated from the Packers' front office to GM posts.

In 2011, Wolf served as the team's assistant director of player personnel after working as the team's assistant director of pro personnel from 2008-10. Wolf originally joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004 and spent four seasons in that position.

The Green Bay Notre Dame alumnus has worked 22 consecutive Packers drafts since 1993 and 22 consecutive NFL scouting combines. and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.

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