Broncos announce changes to scouting department

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday made several changes to their scouting staff, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.

The Broncos hired 16-year NFL personnel veteran Frantzy Jourdain as southeast area scout with veteran scout Eugene Armstrong shifting responsibilities to cover the southwest region for the club. Additionally, the team hired former player personnel intern Eddie Simpkins as a scouting assistant and promoted Rob Paton and Deon Randall to College/Pro Scouts.

Jourdain spent the last three seasons with the Houston Texans—as a national scout from 2017-18 and southeast area scout in 2016.

Before joining the Texans, Jourdain worked for 13 years in the New England Patriots’ scouting department. He was hired by the Patriots as a player personnel assistant in 2003 before being elevated to an area scout in 2005.

With the Patriots, Jourdain was part of 12 AFC East Division titles, five AFC Championships and three Super Bowl wins.

A former running back and strong safety for the University of Rhode Island (1993-97), Jourdain coached for six years at the collegiate and high school levels before joining the NFL. He earned his master’s degree from North Carolina Central University while working as a graduate assistant coach from 1997-99.

Simpkins, who joined the Broncos as a player personnel intern last season, graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 after working as a recruiting assistant for the Cowboys’ football team for four years.

DENVER BRONCOS PERSONNEL/SCOUTING STAFF

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Name Position Years with Broncos
John Elway President of Football Ops./GM 9 (2011-pres.)
Matt Russell Director of Player Personnel 11 (2009-pres.)
A.J. Durso Director of Pro Personnel 7 (2013-pres.)
Brian Stark Director of College Scouting 8 (2012-pres.)
Eugene Armstrong Southwest Area Scout 13 (2007-pres.)
Dave Bratten College Scouting Coord./Area Scout 23 (1997-pres.)
Scott DiStefano Midwest Area Scout 38 (1982-pres.)
Frantz Jourdain Southeast Area Scout -
Darren Mougey Western Regional Scout 8 (2012-pres.)
Nick Schiralli Eastern Regional Scout 12 (2008-pres.)
Bryan Chesin Midwest Area Scout 6 (2014-pres.)
Jordon Dizon Pro Scout 5 (2015-pres.)
Patrick Walsh Pro Scout 4 (2016-pres.)
Rob Paton College/Pro Scout 3 (2017-pres.)
Deon Randall College/Pro Scout 3 (2017-pres.)
Eddie Simpkins Scouting Assistant 2 (2018-pres.)

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