That means analytics still have a place in the organization, though all involved are expected to help the Browns take on a bold, new strategy: to actually win games.
With two first-round picks and a pair of second-rounders, Dorsey and Wolf have the chance to make an immediate impact on a winless, uber-young roster previously overseen by the fired Sashi Brown. After stints as the assistant director of both player and pro personnel, he jumped to full-time gigs in both roles, ultimately being named director of football operations in 2016.
Gutekunst and the Packers announced the signing of first-year running back Joel Bouagnon to a futures deal. "He's going to be a general manager some day".
"We're lucky to add Alonzo and Eliot to our personnel staff", Dorsey said in the team's statement on the hires.
Cleveland.com sports columnist Doug Lesmerises thinks it tells us something we should've already known - that the front office is the best-functioning part of the Browns power structure. It's been great to watch him grow up around this league when I was with him in Green Bay and from afar for the last five-plus years. And the Pack didn't have to look far when it came to Thompson's successor.More news: Radiohead Haven't Actually Sued Lana Del Rey, Publishers Say
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The Browns are now setup for the front office to do just that.
Wolf interviewed for Green Bay's opening at general manager this offseason, but Brian Gutekunst was picked over Wolf.
Wolf served as the Packers' director of football operations for the last two years.
Also hired by the Browns on Wednesday were Jimmy Noel, assistant director of pro scouting; Matt Donahoe, scout; and Dan Zegers, personnel coordinator.
In just a short amount of time on the job Dorsey has transformed the front office, filling it with people he is familiar with and has had success with.