DeJuan Polk, who has been with the Falcons since 2006, was promoted to coordinator of pro scouting on Thursday.
“DeJuan has a done a fantastic job for us during his time here,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. “He has a tremendous work ethic and an acute eye for talent.”
Polk, who was a four-year letterman at defensive tackle for Clemson from 1999-2003, started with the Falcons as a pro personnel assistant.
In 2008, he was named a college scout and covered the Midwest. In 2009, he moved back into pro scouting where he has been responsible for scouting all professional leagues, 16 NFL clubs and advanced scouting of upcoming opponents.
“He is a value to our organization and I am proud to promote him,” Dimitroff said. “We believe he has a bright future and we are happy to have him part of our personnel team.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog