Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane continues to fill out his personnel staff.
The team announced Thursday that Lake Dawson as been hired as the assistant director of college scouting. Dawson most recently worked for the Cleveland Browns. He has 23 years of NFL experience, working as the vice president of player personnel during his time with the Tennessee Titans from 2007-15. Before that, he worked with Seattle from 2001-06.
Dawson is a former third-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs out of Notre Dame in 1994. He caught 103 passes and 10 touchdowns in four seasons. Dawson earned an MBA from Indiana's Kelley School of Business. Beane's staff now includes Joe Schoen (assistant general manager), Brian Gaine (vice president of player personnel) and Dawson.
"Lake has worked hard," Beane said in a press release issued by the team. "He's had a heck of a career. He rose to a level of VP of Player Personnel. He's interviewed for multiple GM positions. To have a guy with his experience and leadership and high character ... we talked about that in the interview. What type of player are we looking for ... Lake understands that it is the guy on the field, but as the Assistant College Director, we're going to make sure our college scouts are working the background and the character on prospects."