Report: Detroit Lions to Talk to Rams Director of University Scout Brad Holmes for GM Jobs

The Detroit Lions have another candidate for their vacant general manager position. According to both of them Ian Rapoport and Lindsey Thiry, the lions of ESPN, are expected to interview current Rams director, Scout Brad Holmes.

Holmes spent his entire 18-year NFL career organized by Rams. He first started public relations there, but quickly moved on to the scout side of the job. He spent 15 years there scouting, and eventually became the director of the scout studio at the faculty in 2013.

Since 2013, Holmes has been partly responsible for seeing Rams transform from a mediocre 7-9 team to a multi-year play-off team led by coach Sean McVay. Holmes played a role in some of their most successful drafts, including Aaron Donald’s difficult 2014 reconnaissance.

The Atlanta Falcons are also interested in Holmes and are expected to talk to him. The Falcons may have a leg in Detroit, because Holmes is from Atlanta and has a history of reconnaissance around that area.

Since Holmes is currently employed by Aries, the Lions will not be able to talk to him until the regular season is over. But under the new COVID-19 regulations, Detroit can request a virtual Holmes interview after the end of the regular season, even if the Aries are still in the playoffs, and Los Angeles must not deny that interview. In other words, the Lions could interview him as early as January 4 – in less than two weeks.

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