Some names you know and some you don't. One name that might not be as well known is Marc Ross from the New York Football Giants. I can tell you out of everyone available this guy intrigues me the most as a possibility to be the next Colts GM. At some point in this process Irsay will go with his "gut feeling" as all of the candidates he is interviewing seem logical and capable of possibly making the next step. However chemistry during the interview process and "gut feeling" about the hire and his capabilities as well as philosophy moving forward will fuel the final decision for Jim Irsay.
Obviously I'm not involved with the interview process nor is anyone that writes or comments on this blog so thats a HUGE piece of the puzzle that we won't be a part of. So with the interview process aside and judging strictly off of history and resume as well as "gut feeling" my selection for this position would be that of Marc Ross. I have attached a brief description of Marc Ross and his past for those that aren't familiar with him.
Check out the notes on Marc Ross after the jump.
Marc Ross is in his fifth season as the Giants’ Director of College Scouting. Ross is in charge of the Giants’ college scouting department and the team’s draft. He joined the organization on May 18, 2007 and ran his first organizational draft the next year, when the Giants selected Kenny Phillips, Terrell Thomas and Mario Manningham, among others.
Ross came to the Giants from the Buffalo Bills, for whom he spent three seasons as a national college scout.
Ross’ first NFL job was as a public relations training camp intern with the Giants in 1995. After leaving camp, Ross worked in Columbia University’s athletics department.
Ross returned to the NFL with the Eagles’ personnel department during the club’s 1996 training camp. He was the team’s eastern regional scout from 1997 until 2000, when, at age 27, he became the NFL’s youngest college scouting director. During his tenure in Philadelphia, Ross was responsible for drafting such outstanding NFL Players as Brian Westbrook, Lito Sheppard and Derrick Burgess.
After seven years with the Eagles’ organization, Ross joined the Bills in the spring of 2004 as a national college scout.
Ross was an All-Ivy League wide receiver at Princeton in 1993 and 94. He holds five school records, including one as a receiver (a 20.2-yard average per catch in 1993) and four as a punt returner (most career returns, 74; most career return yards, 696; most returns in a season, 32 in 1994 and most yards in a game, 161 on six returns vs. Cornell in 1994).
Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Princeton and a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts in 1997.