The Minnesota Vikings front office has rarely been lauded as the best in the NFL by fans of the team, but other teams apparently see some diamonds in the rough. The St. Louis Rams are the latest team to take a look at a member of the Vikings' player personnel department as they're apparently set to interview Director of Player Personnel George Paton for their general manager opening.
Paton has been with the Vikings since 2007, when Chris Spielman came, but he has been a respected member of the league for quite awhile according to his bio on the team's website:
.Paton's primary focus is coordinate scouting and personnel functions within the Vikings Pro Scouting Department and lend his expertise to the College Scouting Department as they prepare for the annual NFL Draft.
Paton spent 6 seasons (2001-06) with the Miami Dolphins as Director of Pro Personnel. Paton began his NFL career in the college and pro scouting departments of the Chicago Bears, rising to the position of Assistant Director of Pro Personnel in 2000.
There's no telling who is in line to get Paton's job if his interview with the rams is successful as the team just recently changed the front office this offseason, but it will be intriguing to watch as this situation unfolds.