As the the organization appears to be making an upgrade to its scouting personnel.As first reported by Inside the League, New England is expected to hire Tampa Bay Buccaneers area scout Tony Kinkela. Kinkelas San Francisco 49Ers Home Office resume is quite impre sive.Kinkela spent 11 seasons as an area scout for Tampa Bay after joining the organization specializing in the NFL Scouting Combine. His efforts were instrumental in helping the Bucs win the Best Draft Award for their work in the 2020 NFL Draft, when the team landed offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs, defensive back Antoine Winfield, Jr, and wide receiver Tyler Johnson, among others. Scroll to ContinueTony Kinkela (photo cred: GrohMatt Patricia, Bill BelichickPrior to joining the Buccaneers, he spent three seasons as the Director of San Francisco 49Ers Hoodies Sweatshirts Football Operations for the Tulane Green Wave from 2006-08.During the 2004-05 campaigns, Kinkela was the a sistant director of football operations at Washington State. As a student at WSU, Kinkela served as a student a sistant for the football team from 2001-04, and was a student representative for the NCAA Peer Review Board from 2001-02. He also Terrell Owens Jersey served as the a sistant to the recruiting coordinator during the same period, coordinating on campus visits and overseeing the recruiting film system. As a member of the Cougars' staff, Kinkela was a part of Washington State's Reuben Foster Jersey 2003 Rose Bowl and Holiday Bowl teams, and the 2001 Sun Bowl squad.Cole StrangeTyquan ThorntonMarcus JonesShould Kinkela, indeed, be joining the Patriots, , as well as director of scouting Eliot Wolf. With the report indicating that Kinkela would be accepting a more senior role in New England, he may ultimately settle into the role of national scout. Earlier this offseason, former national scout Camren Williams John Taylor Jersey also received a promotion to director of college scouting. Williams, a former Ohio State linebacker, joined the Patriots in 2016 as a scouting a sistant. He had previously held roles as an area scout and national scout, and played a notable role in the 2022 NFL Draft.Both Williams and Kinkela would be working closely with New Englands teams of national and area scouts throughout the season and into 2023.