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Apr 21, 2011 12:18 AM by Lee Douglas

Elway very involved with Broncos draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Now, John Elway's on the other side of the draft.

In 1983, he didn't want to play for Bob Irsay's Baltimore Colts and coach Frank Kush, and the former Stanford multi-sport star had some leverage as a farmhand of the New York Yankees. So, he engineered his departure to Denver, where he led the Broncos to five Super Bowls and two world championships.

Now in his 50s, Elway has rejoined the Broncos as their chief of football operations this year and has been busy learning the ropes from the other side.

He's now a big fan of the NFL draft as he scours the top talent from colleges and formulates the team's plans alongside coach John Fox and general manager Brian Xanders.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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