EVAN ARDOIN, is in his seventh year with the New York Jets and his fifth as a pro scout, transitioning to pro personnel after two years as a college area scout.
Ardoin was part of a scouting staff who drafted both the Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year in 2022, marking just the third time in NFL history a team has had both in the same year.
In his current role, Ardoin evaluates players in free agency, cross-checking pending free agents for the upcoming league year. Additionally, he monitors league transactions and evaluates street free agents, practice squad players from other teams, and current developmental league players for signings or workouts. He also scouts upcoming opponents and prepares advance reports for the coaching staff.
Prior to joining the Jets, Ardoin spent his first 11 seasons in the league with St. Louis/Los Angeles (2007-17). With the Rams, he was responsible for evaluating college players in the Midwest region. His area included schools in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
Before earning a degree in economics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ardoin attended College of the Holy Cross, where he played linebacker for the Crusaders. In 2009, he was named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 30 Under 30 list. Ardoin and his wife, Heather, have twins, Felix and Margot.