According a report from Adam Caplan, the Director of College Scouting, Matt Malaspina, is headed to Green Bay to join their scouting department.
Malaspina was well regarded among scouting circles, but with the hiring of John Lynch, it seemed inevitable that he would hire his own guys in the scouting department.
Malaspina has spent that past 11 seasons with the 49ers and it's his third season as the director of college scouting. According to the team website, he oversees the daily college scouting staff.
Our very own Kevin Molina had the same reaction that I did, which was who's going to fill this role? Earlier this week, Asst. GM Tom Gamble also left the 49ers, so that leaves two spots in key roles that San Francisco needs to fill.
With the draft coming up shortly, I'm guessing that the 49ers will look to fill this role sooner than later. The only name that's been floated out is Mark Dominik, but it's interesting to see if he takes the job with the 49ers.