Reports: Pats put Eliot Wolf in charge of personnel, add Alonzo Highsmith

Field Level Media

February 07, 2024 at 8:12 pm.

The overhaul of the New England Patriots’ front office is coming into focus with the promotion of Eliot Wolf from scouting director to the No. 1 executive in charge of personnel, NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Also, Alonzo Highsmith is leaving the Miami Hurricanes to join the New England Patriots as a senior personnel executive, he told Pro Football Talk on Wednesday.

In other moves, director of player personnel Matt Groh is expected to run college scouting and Pat Stewart will have a leading role, per NFL Network.

Wolf, 41, whose title is unclear, will have control of the 53-man roster while working closely with new head coach Jerod Mayo, according to reports. Wolf joined the Patriots in 2020 as a consultant before later being elevated to director of scouting in 2022.

Highsmith, who turns 59 later this month, has been the general manager of football operations for the Hurricanes the past two seasons. His addition reunites him with Wolf, with whom he worked at Green Bay and Cleveland earlier in their careers.