Billy Devaney '78 takes post with Atlanta Falcons
The seasoned veteran, who served as a senior personnel executive and assistant general manager with the team in 2006-07, returns as a player personnel scout.
Former St. Louis Rams general manager and ESPN analyst Billy Devaney '78 has been named player personnel scout for the Atlanta Falcons.
Devaney has more than 30 years of NFL personnel experience, including four years as the general manager of the St. Louis Rams for 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining the Rams, he served as a senior personnel executive and assistant general manager with the Falcons from 2006 to 2007.
Devaney spent two seasons working with CBS Sports pregame NFL coverage after serving as pro personnel assistant for the San Francisco 49ers from 2001-03. He led the San Diego Chargers personnel department for a decade as the director of player personnel from 1990 to 2000. He began his NFL career with the Washington Redskins as a college scout in 1979 then went on to become a pro scout in 1983.
Devaney, who spent the 2013 season as an analyst for ESPN’s NFL Insiders show, was a four-year letterman as a strong safety at Elon and also lettered for three seasons in baseball.