Front Office

Marc Ross
Vice President, Player Evaluation

Biography

Marc Ross is in his fifth season as the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation 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.

Ross also works on special projects with director of pro personnel Ken Sternfeld.

Marc Ross is in his fifth season as the Giants’ vice president of player evaluation 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.

Ross also works on special projects with director of pro personnel Ken Sternfeld.

Since Ross joined the organization, the Giants have found important contributors both early and late in the draft. In 2016, their first-round draft choice was cornerback Eli Apple, who started 11 of the 14 games in which he played. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, the team’s second-round selection, started every game and scored eight touchdowns.

Ereck Flowers, the Giants’ first-round selection in 2015, has started all but one game at left tackle. Safety Landon Collins, the second-round choice that year, was a first-team All-Pro in 2016. Odell Beckham Jr., the team’s first selection in 2014, is a three-time Pro Bowler whose 288 catches, 4,122 yards, and 35 touchdowns are the best three-year totals in franchise history. That draft also delivered center Weston Richburg and linebacker Devon Kennard.

In previous drafts run by Ross, the Giants selected Terrell Thomas, Hakeem Nicks, Will Beatty, Jason Pierre-Paul, Linval Joseph, Prince Amukamara, Johnathan Hankins, and Justin Pugh, the 2013 first-round draft choice who started all 55 games in which he played in his first four seasons.

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.

A native of Sharon Hill, Pa., Ross and his wife, Pualani, have a daughter, Skylar.