"We probably had 30 people weighing in on this, but to say there was unanimity would be inaccurate," Elias said. "I think the important thing is that all the players we were talking about, all of our scouts and front office people and analysts, and anyone who was weighing in viewed all of these as good choices and choices that they would say yes to at a [No. 1 overall] pick, but might have preferred one over another. It made for a really healthy debate. And as I've said, a really difficult but good decision."