The Bills today announced that Tom Modrak, Buffalo’s director of college scouting for nearly a decade, has been relieved of his duties.
Modrak has been a widely despised figure across Buffalo fandom, as he has been held responsible for the Bills’ parade of terrible drafts in recent years. The only thing really surprising about this move is the timing. Seems strange to do this right after what has been widely considered a pretty good draft.
“This is the time of year when we evaluate every element of our football operation and with the draft now completed, we have decided to reorganize our personnel department,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix. “We have begun that process and made a decision to head in a different direction. We thank Tom for his 10 years of dedication to our organization and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
More on this story as details emerge.
Comments from our own Matt Cooper: “I wonder if it’s a coincidence that his final year was a year in which the team had, in my opinion, it’s best class in years. Modrak must not have enjoyed not getting as much input, as Buddy Nix’s drafting style would indicate. It has been reported that Nix doesn’t enjoy having people in the room really make cases for players on draft day.”