By Sarah Berkowitz
When Chip Kelly met with the media today for the first since last Dec. 29, the assembled journos were loaded for bear.
And one of the mysteries from the 2014 draft has been cleared up:
Howie Boy Roseman was responsible for selecting Marcus Smith.
Kelly said he has no issues with Roseman, who’s now in charge of salary cap management and contract negotiations.
“I get along great with Howie,” Kelly said. And he added that his role hasn’t really changed. He has always gone to as many Pro Days as possible getting ready for the draft.
“The only difference is I have final say.”
That includes the draft this season. Kelly said Roseman had final say over the previous two drafts. Kelly said that when he was asked who had final say on the decision to draft Marcus Smith in the first round. Smith played 74 snaps all season, and didn’t play in eight games.