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Scot McCloughan
General Manager

Scot McCloughan is entering his second season as the Washington Redskins’ General Manager in 2016 after being named to the position on January 8, 2015. The highly regarded executive joined the Redskins in 2015 with more than 20 seasons of NFL experience as an executive or scout to his credit.

In his first season in Washington in 2015, McCloughan (“Mc-LEW-ehn”) immediately helped engineer a five-win improvement and an NFC East title. In addition to adding a number of key veteran leaders in free agency, the team’s 2015 draft class played a pivotal role in the team’s division title-winning campaign. No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff earned All-Rookie honors at guard, second-round linebacker Preston Smith led all rookies in sacks (8.0) and fourth-round receiver Jamison Crowder set the team record for receptions in a rookie season (59). In addition, third-round running back Matt Jones, sixth-round safety Kyshoen Jarrett and undrafted receiver-turned-cornerback Quinton Dunbar all made critical contributions to the 9-7 season.

Scot McCloughan is entering his second season as the Washington Redskins’ General Manager in 2016 after being named to the position on January 8, 2015. The highly regarded executive joined the Redskins in 2015 with more than 20 seasons of NFL experience as an executive or scout to his credit.

In his first season in Washington in 2015, McCloughan (“Mc-LEW-ehn”) immediately helped engineer a five-win improvement and an NFC East title. In addition to adding a number of key veteran leaders in free agency, the team’s 2015 draft class played a pivotal role in the team’s division title-winning campaign. No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff earned All-Rookie honors at guard, second-round linebacker Preston Smith led all rookies in sacks (8.0) and fourth-round receiver Jamison Crowder set the team record for receptions in a rookie season (59). In addition, third-round running back Matt Jones, sixth-round safety Kyshoen Jarrett and undrafted receiver-turned-cornerback Quinton Dunbar all made critical contributions to the 9-7 season.

McCloughan assumed control of the Redskins in 2015 after a career spent developing a sterling reputation for roster building. Prior to McCloughan’s arrival in the 2015 offseason, teams featuring McCloughan’s acquisitions during his tenures with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks accounted for each of the previous five NFC West titles and represented the NFC in each of the three previous Super Bowls.

McCloughan was named as the Seahawks’ Senior Personnel Executive in 2010, a role that assisted the general manager in all aspects of building the roster. McCloughan departed to start his own business – Instinctive Scouting, LLC – prior to the 2014 NFL Draft.

McCloughan spent five seasons with the 49ers, serving as Vice President of Football Operations from 2005-07 and being named General Manager in 2008 before resigning following the 2009 season. While with the 49ers, McCloughan orchestrated successful drafts that included Pro Bowlers Dashon Goldson, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley and Patrick Willis, helping establish the core of the roster that helped the 49ers to an NFC-best 36 wins and three consecutive NFC Championship berths across the 2011-13 seasons.

Prior to his time with the 49ers, McCloughan spent five seasons as the Seahawks’ Director of College Scouting from 2000-04. His efforts helped the Seahawks win the NFC Championship in 2005 and earn a berth in Super Bowl XL in Detroit.

As of the conclusion of the 2015 season, draft picks selected during McCloughan’s tenures in various roles with the 49ers and Seahawks, including guard Steve Hutchinson and linebacker Patrick Willis, have accounted for 41 Pro Bowl selections and 14 first-team All-Pro honors. McCloughan also contributed to the 2011-13 drafts as the Seahawks’ Senior Personnel Executive, drafts that included two-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson.

McCloughan worked in the Green Bay Packers’ scouting department as a regional scout from 1994-99, learning under Pro Football Hall of Fame General Manager Ron Wolf. During his tenure in Green Bay, he was part of two Packers’ Super Bowl teams, including the 1996 Super Bowl XXXI championship squad.

McCloughan comes from a football pedigree. His father, Kent, was selected by the Redskins in the third round of the 1965 NFL Draft as part of a Washington draft class that included franchise legends Chris Hanburger and Jerry Smith. Kent went on to play six seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1965-70), earning Pro Bowl selections and first-team All Pro honors following both the 1966 and 1967 seasons. After his playing career, he was a member of the Raiders’ scouting staff for more than 30 years.

Scot’s brother, David, played 48 career NFL games with three starts as a safety for the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks from 1991-94. He is currently a scout with the Raiders.

Before entering the NFL, McCloughan played minor league baseball for three years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, including spending part of two seasons with the Hagerstown Suns. He had a successful collegiate career at Wichita State, where he contributed in two collegiate World Series as a designated hitter and third baseman.

SCOT McCLOUGHAN FOOTBALL TIMELINE:
2015-Present: General Manager, Washington Redskins
2014: Founder, Instinctive Scouting, LLC
2010-13: Senior Personnel Executive, Seattle Seahawks
2008-09: General Manager, San Francisco 49ers
2005-07: Vice President of Player Personnel, San Francisco 49ers
2000-04: Director of College Scouting, Seattle Seahawks
1994-99: Scout, Green Bay Packers