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Mark Ellenz named director of college scouting


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars have a new director of college scouting.

Mark Ellenz, a longtime NFL scout who served the last three seasons as the Jaguars' eastern regional scout, has been named the team's director of college scouting effective immediately. The team announced the move Friday morning.

Ellenz, who joined the Jaguars on May 2, 2013, spent 2001-2013 with the Indianapolis Colts' scouting department.

"With his work ethic and attention to detail, Mark will do a tremendous job in this new role with the Jaguars," General Manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement. "He is an exceptional talent evaluator and has certainly earned the respect of his peers around the league. During my seven years with him in Indianapolis, I came to truly respect Mark for how organized, detail-oriented and thorough he is in his assessment of players. He is a valuable part of our personnel department and we know he'll be able to step in immediately and oversee our college scouting."

Ellenz replaces Kyle O'Brien, who spent the last three seasons as the Jaguars' director of college scouting before becoming the Detroit Lions' director of player personnel last week.

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