Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
I'm all for the coaching staff to have imput on potential draft picks, but I don't want Elway to pick players based on the coaches opinions. JDR does not get paid to scout players, he gets paid to coach the players. I want Elway to listen to the people who get paid to scout the players and draft accordingly. I want Elway to listen to his scouts and trust his own eye for talent. Sure, take input from the coaches because you want everyone to be happy about who is drafted, but you don't let the coaches dictate the player personel.
This is somewhat true. But you want your coaches to be watching film and involved in the scouting, interviewing, and decision process. After all who knows what the defense needs more than our Defensive Coordinator. I'm sure the scouts rank their top prospects and the coaches go through the film on those players. So while you don't want a coach to make the executive decision, which should be the GM/Presidents job, but he should and will take all input and opinions of the panel.
I think JDR was HUGE on Wolfe last year at the Senior Bowl.. Just throwing that out there..