EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced a pair of personnel moves, one in the front office and another on the performance staff.
Kyle O'Brien, who has 19 years of NFL experience, will fill the team's newly created position of senior personnel executive. Drew Wilson is the Giants' new assistant strength and conditioning coach.
O'Brien comes to the Giants from the Detroit Lions, for whom he worked the previous five years. In his first season with the Lions in 2016, he was the team's director of player personnel. The following year, he was promoted to the vice president of player personnel. In those roles, O'Brien was instrumental in helping the Lions acquire both rookie and veteran players.
Prior to his tenure in Detroit, O'Brien was the Jacksonville Jaguars' director of college scouting for three seasons (2013-15). He spent one season as a national scout with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.
From 2002-11, O'Brien served in several roles within the New England Patriots' player personnel department. He was twice an area scout (2002, 2006-09). The Patriots elevated O'Brien to national scout in his final two seasons (2010-11). In 2004-05, he was a Patriots' pro personnel scout.
A graduate of Harvard where he lettered in lacrosse, O'Brien originally joined the Patriots as a player personnel intern in 2000 and continued those duties during the Patriots' first Super Bowl season in 2001 while still attending Harvard. He began his NFL career as an intern with the Jets' player personnel department in 1999.
Wilson replaces Thomas Stallworth, who left the Giants after three seasons to become the Atlanta Falcons' strength and conditioning coach.
Wilson, 42, comes to the Giants after a four-year stint as the director of football strength and conditioning at the University of Colorado. He coordinated all aspects of training and development of the football team and managed a staff of four full-time assistants dedicated solely to the football program.
Prior to working for the Buffaloes, he spent five years (2011-15) as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Maryland. Before moving to Colorado, Wilson worked for five years (2006-10) at the University of Connecticut as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He previously was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kansas from January 2005 to May 2006. Prior to his stint with the Jayhawks, Wilson spent five months at Florida State University assisting with football, baseball and the track and field programs.
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