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Mike Tannenbaum & Paul DePodesta with On This Topic

Mike Tannenbaum

NFL Front Office Insider, ESPN

Mike Tannenbaum joined ESPN as an NFL Front Office Insider in April 2019. A former NFL executive with more than two decades of experience in team front offices, Tannenbaum has also contributed to ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft since 2019. Prior to ESPN, Tannenbaum worked for several NFL franchises, most notably as executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins and executive vice president and general manager for the New York Jets. Tannenbaum’s tenure as general manager of the Jets marked the most successful seven-year period in franchise history.

Paul DePodesta

Chief Strategy Officer, Cleveland Browns

Paul DePodesta was named the Browns’ Chief Strategy Officer on January 5, 2016. DePodesta came to Cleveland after spending 20 seasons in Major League Baseball. During his time in MLB, DePodesta was the only executive in the league to win divisional titles with five different organizations.He previously served in leadership roles for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. DePodesta was also featured with baseball executive  Billy Beane in the New York Times’ best-selling book “Moneyball.”

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