With Chris Grier now taking on more responsibility than before, the team's new football man in charge has called upon someone close to him to be his right hand man, as now former Bills National Scout Marvin Allen will be leaving Buffalo to join Grier and become the Miami Dolphins' assistant general manager.
Allen is greatly respected across the NFL for his scouting and talent, and before joining the Bills last season, he spent four years with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-2016) as their Director of College Scouting (which means he likely had a hand in drafting players like Travis Kelce, Eric Fisher, Dee Ford, Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes), and now brings his expertise to the Dolphins to assist Grier as the team rebuilds after years of desperately trying to patch holes.
“Marvin started in the 90’s. He’s most recently been a college (scouting) director so he’s sat in that seat,” Bills GM Brandon Beane said when he brought in Allen in 2017. “He’s going to be a great resource not only for me, but for all our college scouts.”
Before his tenure with the Chiefs, Allen spent time with the Falcons as a national scout (2009-2013), and before that, spent around 16 years with the New England Patriots, not only as a scout, but as a running back from 1988-1991, which is likely where he and Grier first connected.
If Allen can help the Dolphins to hit on some great picks in the next year or so, then that will be an excellent start to what will hopefully be the foundation of a new dynasty. The team still has to bring in a head coach, which reportedly will also be a former member of the Patriots (once hired) in de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter:@LuisDSung
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