After four years of service, the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly losing their director of pro scouting, Dwayne Joseph, to the Oakland Raiders.
Success means you’ll always be forced to lose something in the NFL. If you win titles, you lose coaches. If you create a roster full of All-Pro talent and Pro Bowl caliber guys, some of them are sure to sign elsewhere. Curse that dreaded salary cap. Well, the Philadelphia Eagles are, without question, one of the most well run organizations in all of football, so you can see where this is headed right?
It appears that teams who are looking to build what Philly has is looking to ‘The Birds’ for help. We can now confirm, based on several reports, including one by Neil Stratton, that the Eagles are losing front office exec Dwayne Joseph to the Oakland Raiders.
Joseph spent the last four years serving as Philly’s director of pro personnel and pro scouting. As you know, his hard work helped Philly finally raise the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LII.
Here’s the report:
Joseph, one of the bright young minds in the NFL, now lends his talents to the ‘Silver and Black’. Oakland hired Mike Mayock (who’s actually a Philly guy) back on December 31st of 2018 as their general manager.
Mayock’s taken some criticism for how the Raiders handled the most recent draft, but anyone familiar with the work he did for the NFL Network and how he handles scouting is well aware that he’ll be fine. He’ll do a good job there, and the Raiders will figure things out.
Teaming one of the great minds in college football scouting with one of the bright young minds in pro football scouting means one thing. There’s sure to be an influx of talent headed to the Raiders.
As a player himself, Joseph spent three seasons with the Chicago Bears (1994-1996). There, he racked up 34 tackles, one forced fumble, four pass deflections and two interceptions. He now looks to help resurrect a proud franchise in Oakland or Las Vegas or wherever they plan to be for the foreseeable future.