The Oakland Raiders have hired NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock as their general manager, the team announced Monday.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden called Mayock a “passionate personnel man” on Sunday following his team’s season-ending 35-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“He loves it,” Gruden said. “He has done it for a long time. I know he has had opportunities to get back into the NFL as a general manager. We will see what happens. We will see how the dust settles.”
Mayock has no experience in an NFL front office but will work with Gruden on upgrading a scouting and personnel department that struggled to find impact players in recent years. Mayock replaces Reggie McKenzie, whom the Raiders fired on Dec. 10.
He had drawn interest from teams with general manager openings in recent years, including the Washington Redskins before the 2017 season.
The Raiders, who finished 4-12, have the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, as well as the first-round picks belonging to the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
Information from ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez and The Associated Press was used in this report.