Colts' Grigson named Sporting News' top NFL executive
The publication announced the selection Monday after Grigson edged Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway 9-8 in a poll of NFL coaches and executives.
Grigson was the architect behind the Colts' return to the playoffs this year after a 2-14 finish a year ago. He took Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck in the first round to lead a draft class that also included Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard and LaVon Brazill.
Grigson also had to rebuild a team that lost Peyton Manning, defensive captains Gary Brackett and Melvin Bullitt, tight ends Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme, receiver Pierre Garcon and center Jeff Saturday over the offseason.
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