Scot McCloughan back to running a scouting service

If any team wants Scot McCloughan's opinion on the 2017 NFL Draft they know where to find him.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Thursday's edition of Path to the Draft that the ex-Washington Redskins general manager is back running a scouting service.

"As a matter of fact, Scott Campbell the other day, the team's director of college scouting, said McCloughan's influence is on their board as it's formulated right now," Garafolo said. "Now they've added some things since he's left, they've done their own work on that. But this process began before McCloughan left as a general manager, so his influence for sure is on that board. Let me add another wrinkle to this: Bruce Allen, the team president, said at the league meetings last month that McCloughan was free to work for other teams.

"He has done just that," Garafolo continued. "He had a scouting service before he became the general manager of the Redskins, and according to sources, he is back running that scouting service and has advised NFL teams on his thoughts on the draft prospects eligible for the draft this year. Now he's not giving up Redskins information, he's only giving up his own evaluations. He is free to do that. So not only will he have an influence on Washington's draft, but also the drafts of a few other teams in this draft this year."

McCloughan has always been viewed as a fantastic talent evaluator dating back to his time with the Packers, Seahawks and 49ers. His abrupt, convoluted departure in Washington won't change that fact.

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