Mike Mayock talks with reporters during a news conference. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Less than 24 hours after firing general manager Scot McCloughan, the Washington Redskins are considering hiring NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock to fill the vacancy.

The development was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates and confirmed by three sources to The Washington Post.

Mayock, 58, a former safety for the New York Giants (10th round pick, 1981 draft), is a familiar face to ardent NFL fans who follow the NFC Scouting Combine and NFL Draft each spring, providing detailed on-air analysis of the prospects. Friday afternoon, Mayock released a statement denying there had been any direct contact between himself and the team.

According to two sources, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is an admirer of Mayock’s work.