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GM search update: Giants interview VP of Player Evaluation Marc Ross

Posted Dec 18, 2017

Giants Vice President of Player Evaluation Marc Ross interviewed Monday for the team's GM position:


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Marc Ross today became the first candidate to interview for the Giants’ general manager position.

Ross, the team’s vice president of player evaluation, interviewed with team president John Mara and former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who is consulting with the franchise on the selection process. Ross will also sit down with team chairman Steve Tisch this week.

The Giants have had an opening for a general manager since Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo were dismissed two weeks ago.

Ross, 44, is in his fifth season in his current position after serving the previous six years as the team’s director of college scouting. Ross is in charge of the Giants’ college scouting department and the team’s draft. He joined the organization on May 18, 2007 and ran his first organizational draft the next year.

Since Ross joined the organization, the Giants have found important contributors both early and late in the draft. In 2017, their first-round draft choice was tight end Evan Engram, who leads the team in all three major receiving categories with 63 catches for 710 yards and six touchdowns. Dalvin Tomlinson, chosen in the second round, has started every game at defensive tackle, and fourth-round selection Wayne Gallman is second on the team in rushing (369 yards) and fifth in receptions (28), despite limited playing time early in the season.

Other important Giants drafted during Ross’ tenure include Odell Beckham, Jr., Landon Collins, Justin Pugh, Sterling Shepard and Devon Kennard.

Ross came to the Giants from the Buffalo Bills, for whom he spent three seasons as a national college scout.

Ross’ first NFL job was as a public relations training camp intern with the Giants in 1995. After leaving camp, Ross worked in Columbia University’s athletics department.
 
Ross returned to the NFL with the Eagles’ personnel department during the club’s 1996 training camp. He was the team’s eastern regional scout from 1997 until 2000, when, at age 27, he became the NFL’s youngest college scouting director.
 
After seven years with the Eagles’ organization, Ross joined the Bills in the spring of 2004 as a national college scout.
 
Ross was an All-Ivy League wide receiver at Princeton in 1993 and 1994. He holds five school records, including one as a receiver (a 20.2-yard average per catch in 1993) and four as a punt returner (most career returns, 74; most career return yards, 696; most returns in a season, 32 in 1994; and most yards in a game, 161 on six returns vs. Cornell in 1994).
 
Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Princeton and a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts in 1997.

Ross was a three-sport star at Archmere Academy in Delaware. In 2014, he was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.