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Highlighting Pats' scouting staff

Media access at the NFL combine in Indianapolis begins Thursday. For the scouts who blanket the country looking for talent each year, the combine is another checkpoint in a thorough process.

With this in mind, it's a good time to acknowledge the work of the Patriots' scouting staff and its structure (from team's media guide):

Nick Caserio -- Director of Player Personnel

Floyd Reese -- Senior Football Adviser

Nancy Meier -- Director of Scouting Administration

Jon Robinson -- Director of College Scouting

Brian Smith -- Assistant Director of College Scouting

Jason Licht -- Director of Pro Personnel

Bob Quinn -- Assistant Director of Pro Personnel

Patrick Stewart -- Pro Scout

Larry Cook -- Scouting Consultant

Kyle O'Brien -- National Scout

Monti Ossenfort -- National Scout

Trey Brown -- Area Scout

DuJuan Daniels -- Area Scout

Frank Edgerly -- Area Scout

Tim Heffelfinger -- Area Scout

Frantzy Jourdain -- Area Scout

James Liipfert -- Area Scout

Steve Cargile -- Scouting Assistant

Matt Groh -- Scouting Assistant

Ronnie McGill -- Scouting Assistant

For more on the background of some of these staffers, check out Mike Rodak's entry from last April on ESPNBoston.com (link here).