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Holmgren was pleased with how his two top football minds meshed.

“These guys did a marvelous job,” he said. “After working with Tom and being with Pat for a while, I have the utmost confidence in their ability to do a great job.”

Holmgren felt Heckert was able to fill the team’s needs without gambling on players.

“We picked the best player available at the time at a position without reaching,” he said. “That’s the key to a draft. If you can be solid year after year _ I don’t think spectacular, but solid year after year _ this is a solid way to do it. Then if you hit a spectacular pick, fine. But that’s the way to build a team. The beauty of it is these two fellas work very well together.

“Now, the proof is in the pudding.”

Heckert’s most daring move came Thursday, when instead of taking Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones or another highly rated player, he traded the No. 6 overall pick to Atlanta, getting the Falcons’ first-round pick, a second- and fourth-rounder this year and a first- and fourth-round selection next year.

While the decision to trade down may have disappointed some Browns fans, Holmgren felt it was not only a wise maneuver, but a necessary one for Cleveland’s future.

“It was absolutely the right thing to do for our team at this particular time,” Holmgren said. “The trade was kind of an amazing trade when you count it up. It’s what we needed.”

The Browns seemed particularly proud of nabbing Cameron, who began his college career on Brigham Young’s basketball team before transferring. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder, who showed off an array of impressive dunks in a YouTube video with close friend and NBA star Blake Griffin, is raw. But he could develop into a lethal weapon in Cleveland’s new West Coast offense.

“He’s big, he’s super athletic and he’s got really good hands,” Heckert said. “This kid’s got a feel. … This guy was so head and shoulders above everybody else, that everybody was on the same page. Everybody said let’s take him. We’re happy we did.”

During the tension-filled moments when they were on the clock or discussing trades and players, Cleveland’s draft room was stress free and positive all three days. Heckert, Shurmur and Holmgren were in harmony.

“We all get along, we’re all thinking the same thing,” Heckert said. “It’s all very easy.”

There was strong disagreement over one choice _ dinner.

“They like sushi,” Holmgren said, starting a funny exchange. “I don’t like sushi. They had platters of that stuff all over the place.”

“That’s really the best part of the draft, bringing that sushi in,” Heckert said.

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