The Green Bay Packers, like other teams after this year’s NFL Draft, are making moves in their front office.
According to an NFL source, veteran college scout Alonzo Highsmith (Southwest) has been promoted to the role of senior personnel executive.
Highsmith, who has been largely credited with discovering CB Tramon Williams, is expected to work closely with assistant director of player personnel Eliot Wolf, who is also expected to receive a promotion.
Highsmith, who joined the Packers in 1999 and is known in personnel circles as one of the better college scouts in the NFL, drew interest from the Houston Texans a few years ago for an executive position, but the Packers blocked him from interviewing--which explains how highly he's thought of inside the organization.
After his playing career ended after the 1992 season, he took up professional boxing three years later and fought 30 times (finished with a record of 27-1-2).
Highsmith, a running back, was selected in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.