New York Giants hire Canadian Chris Rossetti as director of pro scouting

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The New York Giants have hired Chris Rossetti as the team’s director of pro scouting.

Rossetti spent the last seven NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins, the first two (2015-2016) working alongside current G-men general manager Joe Schoen. He joined the Dolphins as a pro personnel assistant in 2015 and spent five seasons as a pro scout for Miami.

Last year Rossetti was the Dolphins assistant director of pro scouting. He evaluated players throughout the NFL for free agency, preseason, trades, practice squads and the waiver wire. He also monitored daily personnel moves throughout the NFL and other professional leagues while being responsible for scouting future opponents.

The Toronto Argonauts hired Rossetti as a scouting assistant in 2012. During his first season with the Argos the franchise won the 100th Grey Cup on home turf at the Rogers Centre. The following season Rossetti was promoted to player personnel assistant and in 2014 he was named the team’s director of player personnel at 24 years old.

Rossetti regularly dealt with NFL teams during his time with the double blue. He would attend NFL training camps and games to evaluate players for the Argos. That’s how relationships were formed with talent evaluators south of the border. Following interest from several NFL teams, Rossetti chose to accept the Dolphins offer.

Aside from evaluating talent on the Dolphins roster, Rossetti was assigned scouting duties for opposing teams during the season. The reports he produced were part of advanced scouting which helped the Dolphins prepare for game day against upcoming opponents.

During the NFL pre-season and regular season, Rossetti kept an eye on other teams around the league, specifically players who were recently cut, injured, or became free agents. His feedback helped Miami’s upper football management determine if an individual was worth taking a chance on by claiming on waivers or signing as a free agent.

Rossetti spent four years at the University of Guelph playing for the Gryphons football team and graduating with a degree in history. In 2010 Rossetti threw for nearly 1,500 yards (206.7 per game) with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 58.2 percent of his passes.

The Mississauga native has loved football since he was a kid. He starred at quarterback for the St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues in high school while leading the team to three Metro Bowl titles.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.