Originally Posted by ZONA
Holmgren had final say. You can't really say those Browns drafts were Heckerts choices.
I'll bet that Matt Russell probably witnessed Heckert actually drafting good players but was over ruled on many of them by Holmgren. Elway found this guy through Russell. I mean, I'm sure Elway knew who he was but I'm sure the fact that Heckert worked previously with Heckert had something to do with the hire.
So to all those mangers out there, in some office, be good to the guys below you. You never know, someday they could be your boss.
That's kinda what I thought. Obviously it will be the same situation here as Elway will have final say on all draft picks. I did not agree with the move when Cleveland traded up to draft Trent Richardson, that was an unwise trade. Richardson is good, but he's not that good.