INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard enjoys these final days before the NFL draft.
He pores through the tapes, meets with coaches and scouts, and constantly debates where each college prospect belongs on the Colts' board. Some see this annual ritual as a tedious, emotional grind. Ballard savors every precious moment as he prepares to step into the biggest ring of the offseason.
"It's tense when we're arguing about where people need to be," Ballard said last weekend. "You're arguing about who to take and where to take them, but it's fun."