Bears hire Josh Lucas as director of player personnel

Bears hire Josh Lucas as director of player personnel

Chicago Bears’ new GM Ryan Pace has hired former New Orleans’ Saints regional scout Josh Lucas to be his director of player personnel, the team announced today.

According to multiple reports, Lucas, 35, was considered one of the Saints’ top scouts. He graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he played safety. He went on to intern for the Jaguars before being hired by the Saints in 2004.

Josh Lucas

“The most important process of [the Draft] is the tape,” Lucas said in a video interview posted on the Saints website regarding the 2014 NFL Draft. “The rest of [it] — your Combines, your all-star games, your pro days — are to dot your I’s and cross your T’s.”

It’s unclear whether or not Pace will retain the Bears’ current director of college scouting Marty Barrett, who is in his 18th season with the team, in addition to other various assistants and scouting personnel, but it’s possible that any additional moves could be put on hold until after the 2015 NFL Draft.

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