Dennis Abraham '93 and Tom Garfield '92

The NFL franchise counts on the opinion of BW sport management grad Dennis Abraham ’93, the Charger's director of pro scouting.

LA Chargers rely on BW grad’s analysis in 2017 NFL draft

April 27, 2017

Dennis Abraham '93 and Tom Garfield '92As the NFL draft begins, the leadership of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League is depending heavily on the opinion and analysis of Baldwin Wallace University sport management graduate Dennis Abraham ’93.

Abraham, who is the director of pro scouting for the Chargers, evaluates the needs of the team through NFL free agency and acquisition of talent from the Canadian Football League. A member of the Chargers staff since 2001, Abraham was promoted from assistant director of pro scouting to director in 2006. Abraham also handles advance scouting of upcoming opponents.

After graduating from BW, Abraham launched his career at his high school alma mater, Akron Central High School in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as head football coach in 1993 and 1994. He began his NFL career in the personnel department of his hometown Buffalo Bills in 1995, helping to prepare the defensive game analysis and serving as the Bills’ training camp coordinator from 1998-2000.

Abraham knows what it feels like to be a winner. From 1989-92, the three-year BW letterman played center and also saw action at offensive tackle while helping the Yellow Jackets win the 1991 OAC title.

He also knows what it is like to be appreciated in the NFL. In 1999, Abraham was awarded the game ball for the Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles game for his defensive analysis scouting report.