“And back in 1998, when the Colts held the No. 1 overall choice and faced the most significant decision in franchise history, the team’s brain trust ignored the opinion of NFL experts who were split on how the pick should be used.
The Colts decided whom to pick No. 1 after asking the two players how each would celebrate if he were the selection. Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf said he would get together with his friends for a boys-gone-wild weekend in Las Vegas; Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning said he would ask for the Colts playbook so he could jump into all the work ahead of him. They took Manning.”