Buccaneers add college scouting director

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just enhanced their front office.

The team announced it has hired Eric Stokes as the director of college scouting. That should only improve a front office that had been a bit down in numbers since some shuffling last year. The Bucs haven’t had a true director of college scouting since last year when Dennis Hickey was promoted to director of player personnel.

Stokes spent the past two years as Seattle’s assistant director of college scouting. Before that, he worked as an area scout for the Seahawks for seven seasons and also did a three-season stint in the team’s pro personnel department.

Stokes played two seasons as a safety for the Seahawks, who picked him in the fifth round of the 1997 draft. He was selected by Cleveland in the 1999 expansion draft, but an injury ended his career.