The Buccaneers announced several promotions to their football operations staff. The moves included the promotions of Mike Biehl and Rob McCartney to directors of player personnel.
Biehl is entering his ninth season with Tampa Bay, having previously served as the team’s director of college scouting. He had been responsible for coordinating and compiling evaluations of all draft-eligible players, while overseeing the entire college scouting staff.
Biehl came to the Buccaneers with 16 seasons of NFL experience, including 13 seasons with the Chargers (2001-13). Biehl worked as the club’s assistant director of college scouting for six seasons (2008-13), after being promoted from college scout (2001-07), where he scouted the Midwest region of the country.
Biehl also spent three seasons (1998-2000) working in the Bills’ personnel department.
McCartney is entering his 11th season with the Bucs. He spent the past six seasons as director of pro scouting after being elevated from pro scouting coordinator, a title he held for one season.
McCartney arrived in Tampa Bay after working as a player personnel intern for the Steelers from 2009-10 and as a summer intern in the player personnel department from 2006-08.
The Bucs other promotions were:
Jackie Davidson – Senior Director of Football Research
Spencer Dille – Senior Director of Football Technology
Tony Hardie – National Scout
Shannon Hogue – Scouting Analyst
Byron Kiefer – Assistant Director of College Scouting
Brian McLaughlin – College Scout
Antwon Murray – National Scout
Cesar Rivera – College Scout
Peighton Roth – Scouting Coordinator
Zach Smith – NFS Scout
The Bucs also announced the hirings of:
Emmett Clifford – Scouting Assistant
Mark Ellenz – College Scout
Korey Finnie – Scouting Assistant