The Green Bay Packers Thursday named Eliot Wolf to the newly created position of personnel assistant, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced.
Wolf, 21, will scout both collegiate and professional talent, working mainly at Lambeau Field under vice president of football operations Mark Hatley. Specifically, Wolf will:
- Offer evaluations on pro prospects currently with other teams in the NFL, NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League and the two Arena football leagues.
- Offer evaluations on unrestricted and restricted free agents, and on players involved in potential trades and other roster moves.
- Offer evaluations on collegiate prospects.
"I have literally seen Eliot Wolf grow into this job," Sherman said. "He has an eye for talent as well as a voice to communicate it. He will be an asset."
The son of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, Eliot's scouting career unofficially began at age 10, when he would join his father in film sessions at Lambeau Field. He's also worked 11 consecutive Packers drafts (since 1993), and eight NFL scouting internships - four with the Packers, three with the Atlanta Falcons and one with the Seattle Seahawks.
Those internships and prior "unofficial" experiences have provided significant knowledge. Wolf, for example, is familiar with the history of nearly every NFL player, having prepared Packers' details for every draft since 1993. That's knowledge few pro scouts own coming into the league.
He filed his first report at age 14, for the Falcons, and has already provided valuable information for the Packers' pro personnel department during previous internships.
Wolf owns a B.A. degree in English from the University of Miami (Fla.), graduating this past winter after just 31/2 years in order to begin his NFL career before the 2004 NFL draft, his 12th straight in the Green Bay war room. He's also a 2000 high school graduate of Green Bay's Notre Dame Academy.