Detroit Lions lose member of scouting department

According to the Florida Gators, they have poached a member of the Detroit Lions scouting department.

On Monday, the Gators announced they have hired Bird Sherrill.

From Florida:

Florida head football coach Billy Napier announced Monday that Bird Sherrill will serve on his staff as director of college personnel.
 
A native of Mooresville, Ala., Sherrill heads to Gainesville after spending the last six seasons (2016-2021) with the Detroit Lions.
 
Sherrill first joined the Lions in 2016 and spent his first two seasons (2016-17) in Detroit as a scouting assistant. Most recently, he served as a scout (2018-2021) with the franchise.
 
In his role with the Lions, he assisted with several player personnel projects, including evaluation and production of scouting reports, annual draft prep and free agency acquisitions.
 
As Florida’s director of college personnel, Sherrill will focus on the evaluation of transfer portal and JUCO players.

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