Report: Cleveland Browns select longtime member of Miami Dolphins organization

It looks like the Miami Dolphins are going to lose another key member of the organization.

Dolphins college scout Chris Buford is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns.

Buford had been with the Dolphins since 2012. He will end his tenure in Miami after serving the organization for 10 years. During that span, the team compiled a 76-85 record.

The longtime Dolphins scout isn’t the first front office member to leave the franchise this offseason. Earlier this month, former assistant manager of professional scouting Chris Rossetti was hired by Joe Schoen, the New York Giants’ new general manager.

Another college scout left town a few weeks ago. Lenny McGill has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders to become their West Coast scout.

Despite losing former members, the Dolphins will surely be looking to make some noise in the 2022 campaign, especially after a string of key moves in the offseason.

One of the organization’s biggest acquisitions in recent months has been the hiring of a new coach, Mike McDaniel. The 39-year-old is an attacking-minded coach who should help improve the team’s production at this end of the pitch. Miami has consistently ranked near the bottom on several offensive metrics in recent seasons.

Fans are also hoping McDaniel will be able to bring out the best in young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the franchise’s No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. McDaniel would be “very high” on Tagovailoa. Only time will tell if their partnership turns out to be a success.

Aubrey L. Morgan