Falcons scouts Ran Carthon and Taylor Morton left to join the front office of the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday.
Carthon will head the pro personnel department and Morton will become the Rams’ college scouting director. They will join former Falcons executive Les Snead, who was named the Rams’ general manager in February.
Carthon was with the Falcons for the past four seasons as a pro scout.
Carthon’s father, Maurice, is a former NFL running back and the assistant head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was responsible for providing the coaching staff with advance scouting reports for upcoming opponents, evaluating players in each year’s free agency market and maintaining the daily waiver wire.
Carthon joined the scouting ranks following a three-year playing career in the NFL after breaking into the league as an undrafted rookie with the Indianapolis Colts. He played at Florida (1999- 2003) and was part of the Gators 2000 SEC title team.
Morton was with the Falcons for the past 12 seasons.
Morton was the Southeast area college scout. He also served in pro personnel as an advance scout for Falcons opponents, as well as evaluating future free agent prospects for the team and scouting other professional leagues, including the NFL, NFL Europe and the CFL.
Taylor joined the Falcons after coaching eight years in the college ranks at Auburn, Hinds Community College and Pearl River Community College.
He began his coaching career at Southern Mississippi after a career ending knee injury.