The St. Louis Ramsnamed Les Snead as their new general manager Tuesday.
Snead has worked for the past 13 seasons in the Atlanta Falcons' front office, most recently serving as the team's director of pro personnel under GM Thomas Dimitroff.
Snead interviewed for the Rams vacancy before the team picked a new head coach, but he was reportedly keen to work alongside Jeff Fisher, who was hired by the Rams last month.
"Do you think you can get Jeff Fisher? That's a guy I want to work for. That's the opportunity of a lifetime," Snead told Rams executive Kevin Demoff, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Rams picked Snead over Vikings personnel director George Paton, who reportedly accepted a promotion to remain in Minnesota.
"This is someone who has put in the hours to become an expert in the personnel field," Demoff told the Post-Dispatch over the weekend.
"He started out as a pro scout; he worked his way to being a college scout in past years. He's got a very diverse skill set, and that was something we were looking for ideally ... We think with him and Jeff (Fisher) running our football operations, we have a chance for sustained success."
The team fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney after finishing 2-14 last season. The Rams hold the second overall pick in April's NFL Draft.