Lions, Mayhew announce personnel and scouting promotions

The Lions announce Rob Lohman is being promoted to assistant director of pro personnel.  

Brian Spurlock

The Detroit Lions have done some juggling to their personnel and scouting departments.

The team announced Thursday that Rob Lohman, who has been with the organization for the last seven years, is being promoted to assistant director of pro personnel. Lohman had previously served as college scouting coordinator and regional scout.

His new duties will include serving as the primary advance scout along with a major role in pro personnel evaluations. He will scout other leagues such as the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League, and also continue to assist with college scouting.

"Rob is a great asset to both our pro and college scouting," general manager Martin Mayhew said in a statement. "As we continue to seek ways to improve our player personnel operations each year, we want to identify individuals who can help evaluate, select and grow our talent level on this team.

"Rob has done a great job for us and his new role will benefit our evaluation of pro prospects and free agents alike. Additionally, his experience and expertise in advance scouting will contribute to our preparation and game planning of our upcoming opponents throughout the season."

Mayhew also announced that he was expanding the scouting duties of regional scouts Darren Anderson and Joe Kelleher, while promoting Alan Anderson to BLESTO scout and Patrick Mularkey to pro personnel coordinator.

Mularkey, who has been working with the Lions as an intern, is the son of former Jacksonville coach Mike Mularkey.