Thoughts on Maccagnan Dan Leberfeld

Houston Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan will get a second interview for the Jets’ vacant GM spot. The announcement was made by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Here is his bio . . .

“Maccagnan is entering his 15th year in the Texans scouting department. For the last four years, he has been their director of college scouting, coordinating all of the Texans’ college scouting efforts. In his current role, he also involved with evaluating NFL teams and prospects in preparation for NFL free agency.

“Prior arriving in Houston, Maccagnan spent the previous six years as a scout for the Washington Redskins. Prior to his tenure with the Redskins, Maccagnan was the director of scouting and player personnel for the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders and Saskatchewan Roughriders (1994). He also was the director of player personnel for the World League’s London Monarchs when that franchise captured the league championship in 1991. In 1990, Maccagnan worked in the World League office as a league scout.”

He worked for Jets consultant Charlie Casserly in both Washington and Houston. Casserly was the GM of both of those teams.

Maccagnan has certainly paid his dues in the world of scouting, and is well-respected around the league.

He is just the kind of GM the Jets need at this stage – a top-shelf evaluator of player personnel with a lot of experience mining the college and NFL free agent ranks for talent.

Some have expressed concern that the low-key Maccagnan won’t be great with the challenging New York media.

That should be way down on the priority list.

Yes, it should be a slight consideration, but not a major one. As long as he’s not thin-skinned and combative, and answers the questions in a respectful, professional manner, he should be fine, if he gets the job. And honestly, how often do NFL GM’s really deal with the media? Around the draft, and perhaps on a couple other occasions?

If the Jets decide to pick Maccagnan for their GM spot, it would seem like a very solid choice.