Douglas, who worked for the Ravens for 15 years, 4 in his recent position of National Scout, was instrumental in the drafting of franchise quarterback Joe Flacco. Here is a bio of him from the Ravens site.
Ravens national scout Joe Douglas, who has been with team for 15 years, is going to Chicago Bears as college scouting director, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2015
Joe Douglas (new director of college scouting for the Bears) is one of the best talent evaluators I've ever been around.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) May 15, 2015
Joe Douglas played key role in scouting & evaluating Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. Ravens also selected Pernell McPhee from his area in 2011.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 15, 2015
Ravens lose one of their most trusted voices -- National scout Joe Douglas is headed to Chicago to be Bears college scouting director.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 15, 2015
New #Bears college scouting director Joe Douglas appeared in movie The Replacements. He was center snapping to QB Shane Falco.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 15, 2015
More importantly, Douglas credited for pushing Joe Flacco as scout with #Ravens and was key part of one of NFL's best drafting organizations— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) May 15, 2015
Joining the Ravens as a player personnel assistant in 2000, Douglas served as the team's Southeast scout from 2009 to 2011. He also served in the important role of facilitating the Ravens' process of signing undrafted rookies with Northeast scout Mark Azevedo, something the team has been very successful in.
Some players he was instrumental in scouting were Ben Grubbs, Marshal Yanda, Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Lardarius Webb, Pernell McPhee.
Some of the undrafted free agents he helped bring in were linebackers Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe, kicker Justin Tucker and wide receiver Marlon Brown.
He will definitely be missed in Baltimore, and he likely will be the next in a line of great products from this classy organization. Aaron Wilson tweeted that they the current plan is not to replace him, but rather that his duties will be incorporated within other current members of the scouting department.
As we say in Baltimore, Next Man Up!