Report: Vikings requesting second interviews with Ryan Poles, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

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The Vikings appear to have their two finalists to replace Rick Spielman as their General Manager.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Minnesota has requested second interviews with Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles and Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.

The Vikings completed their first interview with Adofo-Mensah on Monday and Poles on Tuesday. The club announced interviews with eight G.M. candidates.

Poles has worked his way up the Chiefs’ scouting department from player personnel assistant to his current role. He became Kansas City’s director of college scouting in 2017 before ascending to assistant director of player personnel a year later. This is his first season as the executive director of player personnel.

Poles entered the NFL in 2013 as the 49ers manager of football research and development. He was promoted to director in 2017 and stayed in that role until joining the Browns in 2020 as the vice president of football operations.

Minnesota has also interviewed four head coach candidates, but that process is likely to speed up once they decide on a G.M.

7 responses to “Report: Vikings requesting second interviews with Ryan Poles, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

  1. I like the process, it feels methodical and well thought out. If you screw this up, it could set us back years. Look at the Broncos, Panthers, Texans…

  2. “Poles has worked his way up the Chiefs’ scouting department from player personnel assistant to his current role. He became Kansas City’s director of college scouting in 2017 before ascending to assistant director of player personnel a year later. This is his first season as the executive director of player personnel.”

    “Poles entered the NFL in 2013 as the 49ers manager of football research and development. He was promoted to director in 2017 and stayed in that role until joining the Browns in 2020 as the vice president of football operations.”

    I knew Poles was a hard working guy, but had no idea he has been employed by the Browns at the same time!!

  3. The guy you assumed identified pat mahomes wasn’t hired as director of college scouting until a month after he was drafted. Good luck.

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