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Ravens Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz Interviews for Giants GM

Long-time Ravens executive has an impressive resume.m

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens director of player personnel Joe Hortiz interviewed to be the next general manager of the New York Giants.

If Hortiz is hired, it would leave a huge hole in Baltimore's front office. 

Hortiz was interviewed by Giants president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara via videoconference over the weekend.

The Giants have also interviewed Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden and director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort, Cardinals vice president of pro personnel Adrian Wilson and vice president of player personnel Quentin Harris, Bills assistant G.M. Joe Schoen, and Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles. 49ers assistant G.M.

Hortiz is expected to be a strong contender for the job. 

Hortiz just finished his 24th season with the Ravens and works closely with George Kokinis, the team's other director of player personnel, to oversee all aspects of college and pro scouting for Baltimore. 

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The pair serve as GM Eric DeCosta's chief personnel evaluators. The Ravens, who have earned a playoff spot each of the past three seasons, are led by former firstround draft pick QB Lamar Jackson, the 2019 unanimous NFL MVP. Baltimore recorded a franchise-best 14-2 season in 2019, earning its second-straight AFC North title. 

Including the year Jackson was selected, Hortiz spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as the Ravens' director of college scouting. He was responsible for all aspects of the college process, coordinating the schedules and cross-checking duties of the area and national scouts. 

Hortiz also managed the team’s draft preparation and the evaluation and ranking process of hundreds of NFL draft-eligible prospects. Hortiz, who joined the organization in 1998, spent eight years as a scout for Baltimore, covering the Northeast and Southeast regions before becoming a national scout for three seasons (2006- 08). 

In 2007, the Ravens selected Auburn G Ben Grubbs (29th overall), who was scouted by the fellow Auburn alum Hortiz and became a Pro Bowler in 2011. 

A graduate of the Ravens’ “20/20 Club” (see chart on page 67), Hortiz originally joined Baltimore as a personnel assistant in 1998.