Mayhew adds player evaluators to his staff

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Detroit Lions, on their website today, announced the hiring of Miller McCalmon as Assistant Director of Pro Personnel and Cary Conklin as Regional Scout. Terms of their contracts were not disclosed. From the release:

McCalmon has 30 years of experience in the NFL as a scout, coach and administrator. From May 2000-May 2007, McCalmon was the Houston Texans’ associate director of pro scouting. McCalmon previously was a college scout with the Washington Redskins for 10 years, and during the 1999 season he worked with General Manager Martin Mayhew who was an intern in the Redskins scouting department. From 1988-89, McCalmon served as a scout for BLESTO, the national scouting combine that represents 12 NFL teams.
McCalmon got his start as a scout way back with George Allen's Redskins in the 1970s. Conklin was a scout with the St. Louis Rams the past three years, and will serve as a West Coast scout for the Lions. Mayhew played with Conklin on the Redskins. Talk about it in The Den!