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5 things to know about Browns Assistant General Manager Eliot Wolf

Posted Jan 10, 2018

Wolf reunites with executives John Dorsey, Alonzo Highsmith

Five things to know about Eliot Wolf, whom the Browns hired Wednesday as their assistant general manager.

1. Wolf comes to Cleveland after 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, most recently as its director of football operations. In that capacity Wolf — the son of legendary former Packers general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ron Wolf — oversaw the team’s pro and college football departments. Eliot, 35, joined Green Bay as a pro personnel assistant in 2004.

2. Eliot developed a passion for scouting at 10 years old, joining his father Ron for film sessions at Lambeau Field, according to his official bio on the Packers’ team site. Four years later, he filed his first scouting report for the Atlanta Falcons and has helped Green Bay’s scouting efforts since 1993.

3. While Wolf is widely regarded as one of the league’s brightest football minds, he studied English with an emphasis in creative writing at the University of Miami.  While there, he volunteered in the Hurricanes’ football recruiting department under then-head coach Larry Coker.

4. In Cleveland, Wolf reunites with Browns general manager John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith, who were both proteges of Ron Wolf. Dorsey played for the Packers and spent 21 years with them as an executive while Highsmith worked for Green Bay for 19 seasons.

5. Wolf departs Green Bay after the Packers replaced longtime general manager Ted Thompson with Brian Gutekunst. Amid that shakeup, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy spoke highly of Wolf. “He’s going to be a general manager someday,” Murphy told reporters at a news conference. “He’s extremely talented, and I have high respect for him, and I really believe he’s got a great career ahead of him.”​

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