Unless you're the decision-maker, it's hard to know who to credit for the selection of a certain player.
But, when I spoke to Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay on Sunday, he didn't hesitate saying that Phil Emery was responsible for receiver Roddy White.
McKay was the president and general manager of the Falcons in 2004, when his assistant GM, Tim Ruskell, hired Emery. After Ruskell left for the Seattle Seahawks, Emery pushed hard for the Falcons to take Roddy White with the 27th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Since he played at Alabama-Birmingham, McKay was a tad concerned. But Emery did extensive interviews and convinced everyone that he was the right player for the team.
White is a four-time Pro Bowl selection who has topped 1,000 receiving yards in five consecutive seasons. He's also scored 45 receiving touchdowns.
Obviously, the Bears could use a player of White's caliber.
Here's the story with insight from McKay.