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GM Search: Track Giants' latest interviews

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13 Jan 2022, 18:12 GMT+10

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Track the latest interviews conducted by the Giants for their next general manager. Candidates will be announced after each interview is completed.

Completed interviews:

Joe Schoen - Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager Adrian Wilson - Arizona Cardinals Vice President of Pro Personnel Joe Schoen

Current Position: Buffalo Bills Assistant General Manager

Interview Date: January 12

The Buffalo Bills' assistant general manager, Schoen has 20 years of scouting and executive experience in the NFL, including the last five in Upstate New York. He joined the Bills in 2017 after spending most of the previous decade in the Miami Dolphins' front office, including the last four as the team's director of player personnel.

Schoen's first year in Miami was 2008 when he began a five-year stint as one of the Dolphins' national scouts before spending the 2013 season as their assistant director of college scouting.

Schoen, 42, led Miami's preparation, assessment and acquisition of potential professional and collegiate free agents. He was heavily involved in Miami's NFL draft preparations, including evaluation and draft board construction while also serving as a key liaison between the coaching staff and personnel staff.

Schoen's first NFL job was as a ticket office intern with the Carolina Panthers in 2000. He then spent seven seasons (2001-07) working for the Panthers under current Bills general manager Brandon Beane, first as a scouting assistant and then as a southeast and southwest scout.

A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Schoen graduated from DePauw University in 2001 with a communications degree. He was a quarterback as a freshman and wide receiver his final three years, serving as a captain during his senior season.

Adrian Wilson

Current Position: Arizona Cardinals Vice President of Pro Personnel

Interview Date: January 12

Wilson is completing his seventh season with the Arizona Cardinals' scouting department and first as the team's vice president of pro personnel after being promoted in February 2021. In that role, Wilson supervises the pro scouting staff and oversees all pro player evaluation, the advance scouting process, free agency and the daily monitoring of player transactional movement in all professional leagues. He also assists with college scouting, including evaluations of all juniors and crosschecking top draft prospects.

Prior to his promotion, Wilson worked the past two years (2019-20) as the team's director of pro scouting.

Wilson joined the Cardinals staff following his retirement from the NFL in 2015 and spent four seasons (2015-18) assisting both the pro and college scouting departments.

Wilson spent 12 seasons (2001-12) playing with the Cardinals after joining the team as a third-round selection (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft from North Carolina State. A five-time Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2008-11) and three-time All-Pro selection (2006, 2008-09), he finished his NFL career with 987 tackles (716 solo), 25.5 sacks, 27 INTs, 106 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four TDs in 181 regular season games (162 starts). Wilson and Hall of Famer Larry Wilson (1962-63, '65-70) are the only two safeties in team history selected to five or more Pro Bowls.

In 2015, Wilson became the 15th member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor. He was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in October of 2016.

Wilson was a standout safety and split end at T.W. Andrews High School in High Point, N.C, where in June 2010 he had his prep jersey number (9) retired. He also played basketball and ran track in high school and was an honorable mention All-American in basketball in 1998. Wilson majored in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at N.C. State.

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