Oct 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; General view of the goal posts with the pink NFL breast cancer awareness logo during the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan resigns unexpectedly

Only hours after the Seahawks’ 2014 regular season schedule was revealed on Wednesday night, it was confirmed that one of Seattle’s senior personnel executives resigned his position.

McCloughan had been a member of the Seahawks since June 2010 and his uncanny ability to find and evaluate talent helped make Seattle into the franchise that it is now.

He was responsible for helping draft Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, who both fell from early rounds in their respective drafts, while aiding John Schneider during player interviews.

Before joining Seattle, McCloughan helped the San Francisco 49ers locate eventual Pro Bowlers Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and Patrick Willis. He also advised the 49ers to draft Manny Lawson, Joe Staley and Michael Crabtree.

Interestingly, McCloughan resigned his position with San Francisco in 2009 for the same reason he is resigning from the Seahawks now — “personal matters.”

While his name may not be well-known around the league, his presence will be missed, especially by Seattle’s front office.

When the Seahawks hired McCloughan nearly four years ago, Schneider said “not only is Scot a good friend, he is a proven veteran talent evaluator and an extremely loyal individual.”

His many talents will certainly be missed.

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