The latest move in the Redskins front office shakeup following the hiring of Head Coach Ron Rivera was just announced. Kyle Smith has been the Redskins Director of College Personnel for the last 3 years after replacing Scott Campbell. He was a favorite of the internal candidates to be promoted to general manager following the firing of Team President Bruce Allen.
Kyle Smith's title has now be upgraded to Vice President of Player Personnel. If this sounds familiar it was the title Doug Williams held until last week. Williams title was changed to Vice President of Player Development.
“Kyle Smith has put in the work over the last 10 seasons and has proven to be a skilled talent evaluator,” said Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder.
“I have been impressed with Kyle’s track record and player evaluation process, and I’m confident in the vision we share for the future of the Washington Redskins,” said Washington Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera.
“I am excited for the opportunity to oversee both the college and professional sides of the scouting department,” said Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith. “Our staff is looking forward to working together with Coach Rivera to build the best team possible.”
In his new role, Smith will now oversee both the college and pro personnel aspects of the front office. Smith has worked in player personnel with the Redskins for 10 seasons and spent three seasons as the team’s Director of College Personnel.