Ex-Clemson star DeJuan Polk promoted

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

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Rikus

June 16th, 2011
1:36 pm

Rikus

June 16th, 2011
1:37 pm

I wonder if Polk got this promotion, in part, for doing a great job evaluating Julio’s talent? Our front office had to be pretty damn sure of their evaluations to make the move that they did.

Rikus

June 16th, 2011
2:04 pm

Whoops, disregard my earlier thought. Polk is in charge of scouting NFL players, not college players (and NFL players were his most recent focus as well).

Well, in that case, I hope Polk has some great ideas about FA defensive ends to bring in here!

TD

June 16th, 2011
2:29 pm

Think he might be able to suit up in a crunch?

elfinallure16

June 16th, 2011
3:03 pm

I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, http://GoGetBids.com

ezra

June 16th, 2011
3:55 pm

The Falcons loosing to GB hurt my feelings. I want revenge.

FALCONMANFAN

June 16th, 2011
4:05 pm

Well, what a job to have when there is no NFL players to scout!! Can’t the owners and player’s union get it together. Come on guys, man up!!

joe white

June 16th, 2011
4:10 pm

Congrats now lets find some football players and get us a ring this year hopefully. oh wait, hell we wont have a nfl season and as a longtime fan, i am pissed that nfl is holding fans hostage over a buck or two and people out here going hungry. We should get a discount on the tickets.

Harvey Updyke

June 16th, 2011
4:54 pm

roll damn tide

Sid

June 16th, 2011
6:54 pm

Congrats DeJuan!

Note to TD: 6′2″ 285 in his playing days! Four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll…started all 13 games of his final season at defensive tackle and was a co-captain that year…played in 43 career games. 30 years old.

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