Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has had a busy an offseason.
As one might expect, the rest of the NFL has taken notice.
Just days away from the 2019 NFL Draft, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal released his latest power rankings of the league's general managers. And no team's top decision-maker made a bigger rise than Dorsey, who climbed 13 spots to No. 4 in the most recent edition of the rankings.
"After drafting Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, Baker Mayfield in Cleveland and then trading for Odell Beckham Jr., Dorsey has to be feeling like a God among men," Rosenthal wrote. "And while former GM Sashi Brown deserves some love for leaving so many picks behind, Dorsey's 2018 draft and 2019 free-agent moves have been a masterclass in the instant rebuild."
Ranking ahead of Dorsey in Rosenthal's rankings are New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert -- the latter two of whom switched spots from Rosenthal's last rankings. Dorsey, meanwhile, has since jumped a bevy of established personnel executives, including Thomas Dimitroff of the Atlanta Falcons, John Schneider of the Seattle Seahawks and Les Snead of the Los Angeles Rams.
Dorsey's ascension isn't without merit considering the quick turnaround he has overseen. After a flurry of acquisitions via trade, free agency and the draft last spring helped the Browns improve from 0-16 to 7-8-1 in 2018, Dorsey's second offseason in Cleveland has seen him add four former Pro Bowl selections in the form of Beckham, Kareem Hunt, Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson.
As the result of a roster largely built by Dorsey, Cleveland has gone from winless to the team with the fifth-best Super Bowl odds in the NFL. Without a first-round pick in this year's draft due to the Beckham trade, Dorsey's upcoming weekend will likely be quieter than usual. Although if his track record is any indication, that won't be the case for long.